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English cave quotations / Englischsprachige Höhlenzitate

"The autumn trees, ravaged as they are, take on the flash of tattered flags kindling in the gloom of cool cathedral caves where gold letters on marbe pages describe death in battle and how bones bleech and burn far away in Indian sands."  (Virginia Woolf, To the lighthouse / übersetzt von Anne Weber, S. 27f.) Weber übersetzt mit "Kathedralenschiffe"
"He watched her eyes become guarded, her jaw hardening, her cheeks hollowing. He could tell from the tight line around her lips that mentally she was somewhere else, a dark, narrow cave that held her in its thrall, shutting him out." Shafak, The Island 276
Dead bats...They swept the streets, cleared the orchards, sanitized the caves, checked the limestone areas and old mineshafts. Wherever they looked they found hundreds of dead bats. Shafak, The island 149
And there is a Ficus carica in Ayios Georgios Alamanos that Turks will tell you grew out of the body of a dead man, after a fig in his stomach, the last thing he ate that evening, grew into a tree. He Had been taken into a cave with two others and killed with dynamite. Shafak, The island 177
"All caves speak". (Toutes les grottes parlent.) Gaston Bachelard Crane, Cave 131
"Although on the other hand, since the beginning of timemen in pursuit of wisdom had routinely retreated to mountaintops, caves, and cabins in the woods. So, perhaps that is where one must eventually head, ifo ne has any hopes of achieving enlightenment without the interference of meddlers." Towles, A Gentlemank 344


Crane, Ralph, Fletcher, Lisa (2015): Cave, Reaction Book, London

Shafak, Elif (2021): The Island of Missing Trees, Viking by Penuin Books

Towles, Amor (2016): A Gentleman in Moscow - Rules of Civilty, Viking

Wajsbrot, Cécile (übersetzt von Anne Weber) (2021): Nevermore, Wallstein-Verlag, Göttingen


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