(From) Strength In What Remains


(p. 181) Deo stopped on the steps of Low Library and Pointed across the quadrangle at another monumental building . . . . This one advertised itself with names carved in the granite frieze above its broad front: HOMER, HERODOTUS, SOPHOCLES, PLATO, ARISTOTLE, DEMONSTHENES, CICERO, VERGIL.  "That is Butler Library.  It's such a beautiful library.  I love it.  It's the library in my heart."  He was laughing softly.  "I loved that library.  I like to be back here, actually."

–Tracy Kidder: Strength in What Remains (New York: Random House, 2009)

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