“I didn’t react immediately, but eventually David Copperfield made me want to do what Dickens had done—make a world that’s somehow better in focus...
“It is so much simpler to bury reality than it is to dispose of dreams.”
Don DeLillo, from Americana (Houghton Mifflin, 1971)
Painting: Winslow Homer, Live Oaks, n.d.
Photograph: Roman Loranc, A Misty Lake, Poland, n.d.