Friday, June 01, 2007

Julian Barnes "England, England"

“Well, women have traditionally accommodated themselves to men’s needs. Men’s need being, of course, double. You put us on the pedestal in order to look up our skirts. When you wanted models of purity and spiritual value, something to idealize while you were away tilling the soil or killing the enemy, we accommodated ourselves. If you now want us to be cynical and disillusioned I dare say we can accommodate ourselves to that as well. Though of course we may not mean that, anymore than we meant it before. We might just be being cynical about being cynical.”

Julian Barnes, "England, England" (1998)


Charlotte said...

Buen libro, verdad?

Daniel said...

Una torrrrrmenta de besheza literaria, como diría el Bambino.