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Zitate verschiedener US-Schriftsteller, Kritiker, Literaturexperten
Harold Bloom – Don DeLillo – Carson McCullers – Bernard McElroy – John Updike
Harold Bloom
11. Juli, 1930, New York, N.Y., US Literaturkritiker und -professor
"After a lifetime spent in teaching literature at one of our major universities, I have very little confidence that literary education will survive its current malaise." The Western Canon, 483
Don DeLillo
20. Nov. 1936, New York, N.Y., US Schriftsteller
"Satan hates cold showers." (10) – Der Teufel ist Warmduscher!
"The top man is always in Houston" (11)
"The future belongs to crowds." (16) oder ist lautmalerisch: "The future belongs to Krauts"?
"Work is what I do to feel bad." (45)
"All doubt will vanish in the arms of total control." (179)
Mao II, 1991.
Carson McCullers
19.2. 1917 Columbus (Georgia) – 29.9. 1967 Nyack (New York) – mccullers The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
[Jake Blount:] "I hate every damn country and government there is." (S. 138)
[Jake Blount:] "Jesus would be framed and in jail if he was living today." (S. 141)
"All white people looked similar to Negroes but Negroes took care to differentiate between them. On the other hand, all Negroes looked similar to white men but white men did not usually bother to fix the face of a Negro in their minds" (S. 229).
"Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies" (S. 234), anscheinend US-sprichwörtlich: "Don't ask me no questions and I won't tell you no lies."
Alle Zitate aus The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Bernard McElroy
1937-1991 English Department, Loyola University, Chicago
The modern grotesque is not merely an assault upon the idea of a rational world; it is an assault upon the reader himself, upon his ideals, upon his feelings of living in a friendly, familiar world or his desire to live in one. – Fiction of the Modern Grotesque.
John Updike
* 18.3. 1932 Shillington (Pennsylvania) – Updike John Updike
Rezensionen: Updike Rabbit at RestUpdike Rabbitt ReduxUpdike Roger's Version
“You know what a rape usually is? It's a woman who changed her mind afterward.“
Janice Angstrom in Rabbit Redux, S. 41
„Finally the only thing that matters is putting some turds in the toilet bowl once a day. They stay real, somehow.“ Harry Angstrom in Rabbit Redux, S 146
„Common sense is bullshit, man. It gets you through the days all right, but it keeps you from knowing.”
Skeeter in Rabbit Redux, S. 231
„The world the way it is, you got to do something like that once in a while, to keep your options, to keep a little space around you.“ Harry Angstrom in Rabbit Redux, S. 311
"You fill a slot for a time and then move out; that's the decent thing to do: make room."
Rabbit at Rest S. 18
"Whenever theology touches science, it gets burned."
Roger's Version, S. 32
"Nothing to matter, dead matter to life, smooth as silk. God? Forget the old bluffer."
Theologe Roger Lambert in Roger's Version, S. 306
"A straight nose is God's gift to a woman; most of the rest can be faked."
Theologe Roger Lambert in Roger's Version, S. 311
 

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