Reading The History of Love…loving it!

“I got out of bed and went to the kitchen. I keep my manuscript in a box int he oven. I took it out, set it on the kitchen table, and rolled a sheet of paper into the typewriter. For a long time I sat looking at the blank page. With two fingers I picked out a title: LAUGHING AND CRYING. I studied it for a few minutes. It wasn’t right. I added another word. LAUGHING & CRYING & WRITING. Then another: LAUGHING & CRYING & WRITING & WAITING. I crumpled it into a ball and dropped it on the floor. I put the water on to boil. Outside the rain had stopped. A pigeon cooed on the windowsill. It puffed up its body, marched back and forth, and took flight. Free as a bird, so to speak. I fed another page into the machine and typed: WORDS FOR EVERYTHING.” From The History of Love by Nicole Krauss


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1 thought on “Reading The History of Love…loving it!

  1. Nora Webb

    I just finished “The History of Love” and just may start it all over again, that is how much I liked it!


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