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GOD: The Saint

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García Márquez, G. (2004). The Saint. In Paris Review, T. The Paris Review Book: of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders, Intoxication, War, Whimsy, Horrors, God, Death, Dinner, Baseball, Travels, ... Else in the World Since 1953. Picador, pp. 502-511

(adjective) favorably disposed; benevolent / (adjective) being a good omen; auspicious / (adjective) tending to favor; advantageous

503

The truth is that it was not the most propitious time.

—p.503 by Gabriel García Márquez
notable
2 months ago

The truth is that it was not the most propitious time.

—p.503 by Gabriel García Márquez
notable
2 months ago
505

After lunch Rome would succumb to its August stupor. The afternoon sun remained immobile in the middle of the sky, and in the two o’clock silence one heard nothing but water, which is the natural voice of Rome. But at about seven the windows were thrown open to summon the cool air that began to circulate, and a jubilant crowd took to the streets with no other purpose than to live, in the midst of backfiring motorcycles, the shouts of melon sellers, and love songs among the flowers on the terraces.

pretty

—p.505 by Gabriel García Márquez 2 months ago

After lunch Rome would succumb to its August stupor. The afternoon sun remained immobile in the middle of the sky, and in the two o’clock silence one heard nothing but water, which is the natural voice of Rome. But at about seven the windows were thrown open to summon the cool air that began to circulate, and a jubilant crowd took to the streets with no other purpose than to live, in the midst of backfiring motorcycles, the shouts of melon sellers, and love songs among the flowers on the terraces.

pretty

—p.505 by Gabriel García Márquez 2 months ago

(adjective) causing or tending to cause sleep / (adjective) tending to dull awareness or alertness / (adjective) of, relating to, or marked by sleepiness or lethargy / (noun) a soporific agent / (noun) hypnotic

507

an intelligent, amiable Greek whose soporific discourses on social injustice were his only fault

cute

—p.507 by Gabriel García Márquez
notable
2 months ago

an intelligent, amiable Greek whose soporific discourses on social injustice were his only fault

cute

—p.507 by Gabriel García Márquez
notable
2 months ago
508

He was referring to Cesare Zavattini who taught us plotting and screenwriting. He was one of the great figures in the history of film and the only one who maintained a personal relationship with us outside class. He tried not only to teach us the craft but a different way of looking at life. He was a machine for inventing plots. They poured out of him, almost against his will, and with so much speed that he always needed someone to help him catch them in midflight as he thought them up aloud. His enthusiasm would flag only when he had completed them. “Too bad they have to be filmed,” he would say. For he thought that on the screen they would lose much of their original magic. He kept his ideas on cards arranged by subject and pinned to the walls, and he had so many they filled an entire room in his house.

lmao

—p.508 by Gabriel García Márquez 2 months ago

He was referring to Cesare Zavattini who taught us plotting and screenwriting. He was one of the great figures in the history of film and the only one who maintained a personal relationship with us outside class. He tried not only to teach us the craft but a different way of looking at life. He was a machine for inventing plots. They poured out of him, almost against his will, and with so much speed that he always needed someone to help him catch them in midflight as he thought them up aloud. His enthusiasm would flag only when he had completed them. “Too bad they have to be filmed,” he would say. For he thought that on the screen they would lose much of their original magic. He kept his ideas on cards arranged by subject and pinned to the walls, and he had so many they filled an entire room in his house.

lmao

—p.508 by Gabriel García Márquez 2 months ago