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A Fine and Private Place
A Fine and Private Place
Author: Peter S. Beagle
ISBN-13: 9780451450968
ISBN-10: 0451450965
Publication Date: 5/5/1992
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Roc Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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A fine line exists between the living who act dead and the dead who want to live.
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"The funny thing is this. Before that spring and ever afterward I used to pride myself on being sensitive and understanding far beyond the range of most people. I marked out the lost and toungueless for my own, and I used to think, I understand them. I know what it is to do a pitiful evil bercause of knowing oneself unloved. I may be unloved myself, but boy, am I empathetic. Sometimes I even wrote about it.

"But for that little while," she said, "I forgot all about the emotionally undernourished. I became arrogant. I was loved, I was one of the haves, and one of the secrets of being a have is not wasting your time on empathy. I gorged myself on being loved until it came out of my ears, and when it was over I didn't realize it for a time because I was living off my fat. Proving - "