Immortalizing History

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Literature continually reminds us that we are not alone and (to paraphrase Kundera) that things are not always as simple as they seem. With so many stories, histories, characters and figures populating a reader’s mind, it’s easy for us to take for granted the liberation that literature imparts. Considering our wide and fast access to books, this may be truer now than ever before.

Thoughts on Milan Kundera and the incredible access books give us to the world.


Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →