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William S. Burroughs was quoted on the light at the end of the Buchanans’ dock :

We poets and writers are tidier, fade out in firefly evenings, a Prom and a distant train whistle, we live in a maid opening a boiled egg for a long-ago convalescent, we live in the snow on Michael’s grave falling softly like the descent of their last end on all the living and the dead, we live in the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock, in the last and greatest of human dreams.…

(Jonathan Baumbach, ‘Joe the dead seeks immortality’, New York Times, 3 Jan. 1988)

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