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On the other side of silence

June 13, 2013

A great quote from a great book. In this book George Eliot does not follow an individual hero, so much as a whole community of people. It makes for a different perspective, and, at the time, a new and innovative type of narrative for a novel.

R. D. Shanks

If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.

Middlemarch, George Eliot


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