10 November 2009

Teaser Tuesday: The Best American Essays 2008

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
When people speak of the dark years after the war, they usually have in mind political oppression and hunger, but what I see are poorly lit streets with black windows and doorways as dark as the inside of a coffin.  If the lone light bulb one used to read by  in bed late into the night died suddenly, it was not likely to be replaced soon.
~ p 229, Charles Simic, "The Renegade," The Best American Essays 2008, edited by Adam Gopnik

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