Reading/212

by Mark Chmiel

“But books grant us many possibilities: the possibility of change, the possibility of illumination. It may be that there is no book, however well written, that can remove an ounce of pain from the tragedy of Iraq or Rwanda, but it may also be that there is no book, however foully written, that does not allow for an epiphany for its destined reader.”

–Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night, 232.

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