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Sign: New York - Library Walk - A quote from Isak Dinesen’s book "Shadows on the Grass"

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19 E 41st St, New York, NY 10017, USA
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People work much in order to secure the future; I gave my mind much work and trouble, trying to secure the past.

Isak Dinesen (1885-1962), Shadows on the Grass
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The Library Walk, is a venture launched in 1996 by the New York Public Library, Grand Central Partnership and New Yorker Magazine, in which are embedded in bronze plaques quotes from well-known books, or those dealing with books and literature. The panels designed by artist Gregg LeFevre were laid in 1998 from the New York Public Library building along 41st Street.

The quote is from the book by Danish author Karen Blixen who used the pen name Isak Dinesen. In the book she tells about her experiences from life in Kenya.



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