Great Moments in Literature

“In those days, I knew nothing of what I’ve come to know of the upper classes, who seemed to my mind then either fat people in dusty wigs, half recumbent or mounted upon some unfortunate horse, in paintings with gilded frames, or thin people who stalked the globe, gathered loot, and discovered the sources of rivers already long known to unimportant people.”

—Zia Haider Rahman, In the Light of What We Know, 2014

 

“STORM CLOUDS BLEED FROM THE HEART OF NIGHT. SHARP WINDS RIP THROUGH THE MANHATTAN MAZE OF CONCRETE, STEEL AND GLASS. DOWN BELOW, GLITTERY HIGH ROLLERS SLIDE UP IN THEIR SLEEK BLACK LIMOUSINES. AND UP ABOVE, SHEATHED IN JET AND SILVER, AN URBAN WARRIOR RISES FROM HIS CROUCH, GAZE FASTENED ON THE TALL TOWER PIN-POINTED BY THE LIMOS’ GLEAMING EYES.”

— Doug Moench, MOON KNIGHT, Vol. 1, No. 9, “Vengeance in Reprise,” 1981

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