Beauty is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan

Beauty– One afternoon on a weekend in March, Dewi Ayu rose from her grave after being dead for twenty-one years. –

– To be a whore you have to love everybody, everything, all of it: penises, fingers, and cow’s hooves. –

– Don’t ever hope to die just to be remembered. –

– Oppressed people only have one tool of resistance: run amok. . . revolution is nothing more than a collective running amok, organised by one particular party. –

– It’s only soldiers who are filled with fear…If they weren’t, they wouldn’t need weapons. –

– “So you are going to be my son-in-law. The only son-in-law who has never slept with me.”
“Well at one point I did want to, Madam.”
“I guessed as much.” –

Beauty Is a Wound


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