Joseph Brodsky

Joseph Brodsky

 
 
 
Since there are no laws that can protect us from ourselves, no criminal code is capable of preventing a true crime against literature; though we can condemn the material suppression of literature - the persecution of writers, acts of censorship, the burning of books - we are powerless when it comes to its worst violation: that of not reading the books. For that crime, a person pays with his whole life; if the offender is a nation, it pays with its history.
— Joseph Brodsky, (from his Nobel Lecture 1987)
 
 
 
Mikhail Bulgakov

Mikhail Bulgakov

Roger Zelazny

Roger Zelazny

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