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Into the Same River Twice A Mystery by Francis M. Nevins

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Written in English


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Number of Pages228
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Open LibraryOL7544322M
ISBN 100595000010
ISBN 109780595000012

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"The Same River Twice" was a very good book and it gave so much insight into who Alice Walker is as a person. I never knew that Ms. Walker has Lyme disease and that she loved to garden. The casting of certain individuals in certain roles shocked me it never dawned on that Tina Turner was their first choice in playing Shug Avery and that Lola Cited by:   You Cannot Step into the Same River Twice: I wrote this post years ago, because a quote by Heraclitus moved me so deeply. Every day, people change, because they have new experiences, which shape them. So, you cannot step into the same river twice. People also encounter new people who influence them, and change their lives. About a quarter through the book, Offutt quotes Heraclitius, from ancient Greece, “You can’t step into the same river twice.†(54) Yet, metaphorically that’s what Offutt attempts to do, to step into the same river twice. This book tells of him leaving the security of home for a decade of wandering, and then finally /5. The full translation is: "You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on." To most people it comes across as a nice resonant metaphor, a bit of philosophic poetry. To me it is that and more. Once, for a stretch of years, I lived in a very small town on the bank of a famous Montana river.

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