Some of the books I am re-reading during this enforced period of isolation.
It’s an universal law – intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.
Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.
The word ‘Lockdown’ reminds me of:-
The Principles of Newspeak, George Orwell explains that Newspeak follows most of the rules of English grammar, yet is a language characterised by a continually diminishing vocabulary; complete thoughts reduced to simple terms of simplistic meaning.
2 thoughts on “Books during lockdown.”
Interesting choices for pandemic reading, David! I read One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich when I was 14 and it moved me deeply. I’m not sure I’d want to return to such a dark place, though.
Started going through my bookshelves and reading books as they came to hand.
Recently moved country and house: books I’ve not read for years came on the list of ‘keep or discard’ a hard choice. I must say that the mover and packers looked a little disturbed when I said “must keep” 🙂
My frame of mind at this moment in time for both photographic and reading material, tends to be rather despondent.
We live in interesting times as the Chinese proverb goes.