Posts tagged lit.

VIOLET: —and then you’re
gone, and then you’re gone,
and then you’re gone,
and then you’re gone—

    — Tracy Letts, from August: Osage County

Posted by rawr-balrog

[‘What a waste,’ Katz said, shaking his head sadly, ‘Alright, David.] Let’s be off.’

    — Gar Wilson, from China Command.

Posted by twotrouts

Here was this big blond giant, his face blotched and red, spreading the splendor of his hair across Austin’s shoulder, his huge hand with its sportsman’s calluses pressed to Austin’s chest in the dark as the other passengers watched the movie or slept.

    — Edmund White from The Married Man

Posted by Cameron Stevens

[‘It’s a big world,’ said Isolde.] ‘We can go anywhere you want.’

    — Dan Wells, from Ruins

Focused and pointed she was, buried in the depths of her star, swallowed in its peace and strength; and not feeling her flesh growing cold, cold as the rain that fell from the invisible sky upon the doomed living and the dead that never dies.

    — Richard Wright, from “Bright and Morning Star”

Posted by ktisnotdoinghw

Final sentences:

[“My Master,” he says, “has forewarned me.] Daily he announces more distinctly, — ‘Surely I come quickly;’ and hourly I more eagerly respond, — ‘Amen; even so come, Lord Jesus!’”

from Jane Eyre


from Villette

Posted by laurbear1990