“Every love is carved from loss.”

This advice is given to one of the spouses in Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.
The book is both hilarious and intense. It captures an eastern European sensibility shaped by globalization and the Holocaust. At one point, I felt I could grasp – albeit momentarily – what the Holocaust did to a generation (or three) of people in Europe in terms of a moral/ethical fallout.
“He was a good man, who lived in a bad time.”

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