Tropic of Cancer
This is not a book. This is libel, slander, defamation of character. This is not a book, in the ordinary sense of the word. No, this is a prolonged insult. (1.6)
Today more than ever a book should be sought after even if it only has one great page in it: we must search for fragments, splinters, toenails, anything that has ore in it, anything that is capable of resuscitating the body and soul.
The only writers about me for whom I have any respect, at present are Carl and Boris. They are possessed. They glow inwardly with a white flame (1.15).