Friday, April 07, 2006

thank you note

I've been reading Marguerite Duras's The Lover about a young French woman coming of age in Saigon. I picked up the book from a used bookstore clearance shelf. Neatly folded and stowed in the back of the book is the following note:

Derek (& tell Sylvia)

This book is like a calm quiet Tidal Wave! What realistic beautiful power must dwell in Marguerite Duras. I was moved to tears many times. I shall never forget it. Thanks for sharing.


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