Saturday, June 25, 2011

Daily Dose

From Edmund Wilson: Letters on Literature and Politics, 1912 - 1972, selected and edited by Elena Wilson


"I have some respect for Mr. Ray on account of his edition of Thackeray's letters -- though I was slightly annoyed by his following Thackeray's epistolary shorthand so pedantically as to print all his and's as ampersands and his contractions of such common words as should and which, when a note of explanation or the facsimile of the page of a letter would have been enough to indicate this practice and leave the editor free to present a more readable text."

From a letter to The New York Review of Books, dated June 5, 1969

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