The History Boys


The best moments in reading are when you come accross something, a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things–that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met. Maybe even someone long dead. And it’s as if a hand has come out and taken yours

I cannot agree more. And, what about when you see in a film a character saying something you’ve thought a milion times but have never been able to translate in words?

I am having these days a long hand to hand chat with Leo Tolstoy. I am reading “War and Peace” for the third time; I am taking notes about it and I assume that a post will follow in a unprecise future.


2 thoughts on “The History Boys

  1. Yes, that is the miracle of the written word, how it gives us the ability to commune across centuries with people long dead. Or with someone alive and well, a person you will likely never meet–you get to see inside his head (or hers). It is such a gift. Looking forward to your thoughts about W&P!

    1. Indeed it is. Writing is something magical, and literature. There’re so many literary references in that film, it’s a rare jewel.

      Thank you! I hope to have “unlocked” myself enough when the moment of writing the post arrive.

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