Sunday, December 12, 2004

Opening lines of Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man by Thomas Mann.

"As I take up my pen at leisure and in complete retirement -- in good health, furthermore, though tired, so tired that I shall only be able to proceed by short stages and with frequent pauses for rest -- as I take up my pen, then, to commit my confessions to this patient paper in my own neat and attractive handwriting, I am assailed by a brief misgiving about the educational background I bring to an intellectual enterprise of this kind."

Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man by Thomas Mann.

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