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Whimper-free last lines: ponderings on the finest last lines in literature

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  • Dustin Platt 4 years ago

    There are so many books that when I get to the end, I find myself longing to turn the page again. Les Miserfables (Hugo), Love in The Time Of Cholera (Marquez), and Buddenbrooks (Mann) are only a few examples.

  • Michelle Kerns 4 years ago

    I am seriously impressed that you wanted MORE of Les Miserables. I felt exhausted and like I needed to go into therapy after that. I suppose I will have to give Buddenbrooks a whirl one of these days. Mann lost me after Magic Mountain or whatever that book was called. I will never the get the hours I labored over that tome back again.

  • Randy 4 years ago

    Don't forget Joyce's ending to "The Dead," though more poetry than pith. And I also like the end of "The Sun Also Rises."

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