Jag har läst smakbitar hos bland andra Mrs Calloway och Hannele en längre tid och sällar mig nu till sällskapet som samlas hos Marie på bokbloggen Flukten fra virkeligheten varje söndag. Regeln verkar relativt enkel - inga spoilers:
"From Gloria's conversation it might be assumed that all her energy and vitality went into a violent affirmation of the negative principle 'Never give a damn'.
Not for anything or anybody,' she said, 'except for myself and, by implication, Anthony. That's the rule of all life and if it weren't I'd be that way anyhow. Nobody'd do anything for me if it didn't gratify them to, and I'd do as little for them.'
She was on the front porch of the nicest lady in Marietta when she said this, and as she finished she gave a curious little cry and sank in a dead faint to the porch floor. The lady brought her to and drove her home in her car. It had occurred to the estimable Gloria that she was probably with child."
(F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned, s. 168-9)
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