‘If “A Day in the Life” is about anything, it speaks to the way the daily unfolding of worldly events touches the private fragilities (sic) of ordinary people. It’s Ulysses in a pop song, the typical day made unforgettable.’
This profound insight is extracted from a superlative article at:
There’s this telling photograph of the Fab Four – John is spaced out singing and playing, Paul strums his guitar, dreaming of Linda, perhaps; George is concentrating intently while Ringo is like the human equivalent of the appendix smoking a cigarette.
“There is no material with which human beings work which has so much potential energy as words.”
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
~ Francis Sr.
Some stunning ‘bookish’ photographs. None are mine – I have downloaded them from this site:
When you re-read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in yourself than there was before.
-Clifton Fadiman, editor and critic
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Poignant and beautifully crafted stories about India and Indians.
One memorable example of a description of a failed marriage, “My marriage had not lasted long enough for us to breed anything. Familiarity. Contempt. Children.”
An anatomical error needs to be corrected- toenails do not sprout hair.