Everything is Illuminated

“Herschel did not possess a family of his own. He was not such a social person. He loved to read very much, and also to write. He was a poet, and he exhibited me many of his poems. I remember many of them. They were silly, you could say, and about love. He was always in his room writing those things, and never with people. I used to tell him, What good is all of that love doing on paper? I said, Let Love write on you for a little. But he was so stubborn. Or perhaps he was only timid.”

– Jonathan Safran Foer,
Everything is Illuminated

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