Wednesday, January 14, 2009

the last thing I read on the train to work, courtesy of Roberto Bolaño

On page 226 of 2666, near the end of section 2, we get the quote of the day from Marco Antonio Guerra speaking to Amalfitano:

"And what books do you read? I used to read everything, Professor, I read all the time. Now all I read is poetry. Poetry is the one thing that isn't contaminated, the one thing that isn't part of the game. I don't know if you follow me, Professor. Only poetry -- and let me be clear, only some of it -- is good for you. Only poetry isn't shit."

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