Arnon Grunberg



Janine Di Giovanni in Thursday’s Herald Tribune about Syria: ‘Tarik, a lawyer, was buying cologne at an ancient perfumery. “People only buy the absolute necessary,” he said. “In my profession, I have to smell good.” But even with that, he said, his business is down 40 percent. “Even the biggest lawyers in Damascus are suffering,” he said.’

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We should not make light about the situation in Syria, but this a beautiful quote: “In my profession, I have to smell good.”

And it’s true: a lawyer has to smell good.

A great author can be smelly though.

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