… in this Shakespeare and Company Bookshop appearance.
“[The] world is made to be pounced on and enjoyed, and … there is absolutely no reason at all to hold back.”
Writes Ernaux. And I … naux what she means, and I pounce on what she says, and I agree etc etc. ETC.
Live out loud!
And yet … even as I delight in images of revolutionary Iranian girls and women hurling hijabs heavenward or incinerating them, and demanding freedom in a revolution they lead… I fear for them.