5 EXCERPTS I FOUND MYSELF TRANSCRIBING WHILE READING PHILIP ROTH'S THE HUMAN STAIN
I just finished The Human Stain and occasionally during reading I'd have to pause and let a great bit of writing just sink in for a moment, then I'd transcribe it just to feel it some more.
- •I would do anything I could think of not to bore you, including dropping out of contact, if necessary, so as to avoid the risk of becoming boring.
- •Afraid of being exposed, dying to be seen - there's a dilemma for you.
- •She had a physical incandescence, a girlish American flashbulb radiance that was particularly voodooish in its power.
- •Then he meets Iris, and that's it. It's been fun with Ellie, and it continues to be fun, but some dimension is missing. The whole thing lacks the ambition - it fails to feed that conception of himself that's been driving him all his life.
- •The man looked like he was carved by Praxiteles in 350 BC and touched up by Paramount in 1947.