Friday, February 07, 2020


A Fierce Hunger

Edwin Way Teale (1899-1980), Autumn Across America (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1956), p. 214:
There swept over me a fierce hunger for books, for libraries, for all the worn favorites on my shelves at home, for the commingled smell of old paper and glue and ink that surrounds the stacks of every public library. I longed for Keats and Shakespeare and Conrad and Thoreau and Hudson.

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