Of Chekhov, Dickens, Henley and Pascal

Left alone in a small, private library for a few minutes… Such are the small pleasures of a person possessing curiosity and imagination.

There was obviously enough in that one room to stimulate a person for a lifetime, especially with the help of the internet. Now more than ever is what Pascal said true, that all of Mankind’s problems derive from our inability to remain alone quietly in a room.

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