One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Kindle: Sand to Flaubert

Got a new Kindle for my birthday: a duplicate (my wife said wait for the newer models, but I said: I just want a replacement).

I knew all my "library" was archived (except for the freebies from Gutenberg, which I must download again) but I didn't think it'd save all my Notes & Marks. It did. Not knowing that I went to an approximate starting point--i.e., about where I'd left off before I lost my Kindle--in the Sand/Flaubert Letters (I wanted a short something before bedtime), and read a couple letters (#280 & #281).

From #280 (Sand to Flaubert):
You ought to do as I do and IGNORE criticism when it is not serious, and even when it is. I have never been able to see what good it is to the author criticised. Criticism always starts from a personal point of view, the authority of which the artist does not recognize.
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