1. Bubbles over a drowned man

    Writers, in essence, are professional word tamers; if the words walking down the lines were living creatures, they would surely fear and hate the pen’s nib as tamed animals do the raised whip.

    —from Sigizimund Krzhizhanovsky’s The Letter Killers Club, translated from the Russian by Joanne Turnbull. It’s the Goodreads book club pick for May. 


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