"We shall live for no reason. Then die and be done with it. What a recognition! what shall save us? Only the knowledge that we have lived without illusion, not excluding the illusion that something will save us. For the temple of our pretenses shall come down at the end in a murderous fall of its stones (just as it does at the conclusion of this novel), not from the brute blind strength of a Samson shoving great pillars out of plumb, from an art, a music, realized in the determined performance of an organ whose stops have been pulled out to play, at last, with a reckless disregard for the risks its reverberations run it, till every stone in the vicinity trembles." Introdução do William Gass ao romance The Recognitions, do William Gaddis.
(Ainda estou escrevendo o romance, o blog permanece em pausa)