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"'Sometimes I think it’s better to suffer bitter unhappiness and to fight and to scream out, and even to suffer that terrible pain, than just to be…safe.'  She waited until the next scream died away.  'At least she knows she’s living.'  Miss Maggie had no answer."   - Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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Greenwich Village, New York (woman reading in fire-escape window), 1963 (Photo by Andre Kertesz)

Ja, da in der New Yorker U-Bahn habe ich auch schon gelesen; allerdings ein paar Jahrzehnte später. (Woman reading on the subway, New York City, 1957. Photo by Inge Morath)

New York City. A woman reading on the subway, 1957 ©Inge Morath ©The Inge Morath Foundation / Magnum Photos

Betty Smith, in front of the Williamsburg home that inspired "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"

On February the author Betty Smith was photographed, wearing mink in front of the run-down, boarded-up Williamsburg home and the sad, crooked tree that inspired her iconic 1943 novel "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Уличный фотограф Нильс Йоргенсен Дания

Уличный фотограф Нильс Йоргенсен Дания

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Pyotr teaches her to read-- slowly, grasping at words and phrases, she stumbles over literature as if she were a child.

André Kertész

A Salute to the Masters: Readers (A Tribute to André · Lomography

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electronicsquid: “ Reading on the train (Edward Clark.

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