Mysterious quote of the day

Why don’t you eat your cutlet, man? Eat it with pleasure and joy. Love your wife. Make your babies. Love your friends and have the courage to tell those who seek to diminish you that they are the devil and you want no part of them. Courage, man, courage and appetite!

-George Blecher “The Death of the Russian Novel”

I don’t know what “The Death of the Russian Novel” is. It may be an article from some random magazine or something. I just found this quote on my hard drive, and thought I would share it.

3 thoughts on “Mysterious quote of the day

  1. “The Death of the Russian Novel” is a story I published in New American Review in 1972. I don’t know how you ran across the quote, and I’d be curious to find out–but mostly I’m honored that you posted the lines.

  2. Interesting — This quote is cited on p.198-199 in Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life (by Gail Sheehy). I’ve been trying to track down references to “The Death of the Russian Novel” online for a long time, but never had any luck. Any more context for this quote would be much appreciated.