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Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]

My biggest passion is reading books of any kind. I, simply, read in order to live.

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موسم الهجرة الى الشمال
الطيب صالح
Uncle's Dream
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
Antony and Cleopatra
William Shakespeare, Cynthia Marshall, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine
The Maze Runner
James Dashner
Mockingjay
Collins Suzanne
The Complete Works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Delphi Classics
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
الصوت روح
Huda Aweys
مذكرات زوجة دوستويفسكي
Anna Grigoryevna Dostoyevskaya, خيري الضامن
وعاظ السلاطين
علي الوردي

Hard Times, A Longman Cultural Edition

Hard Times, A Longman Cultural Edition - Charles Dickens description

“Now, what I want is Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else.”

With these ‘Hard’ lines, Dickens begins his novel!
It’s so deep and true and it touches a very delicate spot in my heart. It talks about materiality and arrogance in an extremely powerful critical way. That is why I fell in love with it from the very beginning.
We shouldn’t deny that most of us worship Facts. Most of us believe that facts equal reality! I think that’s really stupid! Reality is much more than solid facts. And that’s what Dickens stated at the end of the novel. Love wins. Imagination wins. Real Reality wins.

“There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.”

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