Friday, May 27, 2016

Village

"Nobody remembers them, you know? Nobody. Nobody remembers why they died, why they didn't have a wife and children and a sun lit room either, nobody, least of all people for whom they fought. There is no and there never will be some pathetic street in one pathetic village of a shitty country that is named after any of them." Miralles stopped talking, he took out his handkerchief, wiped the tears, blew his nose, he did so without shame, as if he was not ashamed of crying in public, as Homers warriors of old did it, as any soldier of Salamis would do.
--Javier Cercas, Soldados de Salamina

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