„If you can't understand it without an explanation, you can't understand it with an explanation.“

—  Haruki Murakami, livro 1Q84

Fonte: 1Q84

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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Contexto: As for The Mapp... I suspect it'll never get a US publication. It seemed to frighten US publishers. They don't seem to understand it.
That seems to point up a significant difference between Europeans and Americans:
A European says: I can't understand this, what's wrong with me? An American says: I can't understand this, what's wrong with him?
I make no suggestion that one side or the other is right, but observation over many years leads me to believe it is true.

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