“Dying has never been our true suffering. All of our sufferings, in fact, have been born . . . from having to live in this mutable world.”
A thoroughly modern man in an Early Modern world rises from humble origins to greatness through wit and learning.
The economics of love and marriage in a country burdened with a history of violent conflict.
Taiwanese women have proved adept at carving out spaces for themselves.
“Whatever kind of person you were, that’s the kind of ghost you’ll be.”
“What if we ran out of things to talk about?”
“I’m sorry. I’ll change your pants right away.”
I am willing to carve you a ten-second slice of winter.
I’m the pig, I said, you’re just an idiot
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