The reading journal of David Xavier Gentry
Saturday, October 30, 2021
When grief for fictions idle words
More real than human life appears,
Reflect that life itself's a dream
And do not mock the readers tears.
- the last lines of "The Story of the Stone, Volume V: The Dreamer Wakes" by Cao Xueqin and Gao E, tr. John Minford.
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