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Jennie Erdal

Jennie Erdal

·3.84·2,893 Ratings
“ This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor...Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. ” ― Rumi
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  • Housekeeping vs. the Dirt

    2006·
    ·3.88·2,566 Ratings
    In this latest collection of essays following The Polysyllabic Spree, critic and author Nick Hornby continues the feverish survey of his swollen bookshelves, offering a funny, intelligent, and unblinkered account of the stuff he's been reading. Ranging fr
  • Ghosting: A Double Life

    2006·
    ·3.36·126 Ratings
    When Jennie Erdal was hired to edit a flamboyant London publisher’s Russian books in translation, she was happy to be able to commute from her home in Scotland. Soon, however, she was also secretly writing her boss’s love letters, hundreds of newspape
  • The Missing Shade of Blue

    2012·
    ·3.65·120 Ratings
    Of French and Scottish parentage, Edgar has come to Edinburgh from Paris to work on a French edition of Hume's essays, flat-swapping with a Scottish academic writing a book on Sartre ("no doubt in my mind as to who had got the better deal"). While in Edin
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