Monday, March 24, 2014

Daily Dose

From The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature, Essays, 1962 - 2002, by John Bailey


"...Brodsky compares her to Jane Austen ('... her syntax resembles English.  From the very threshold of her career to its very end she was always perfectly clear and coherent') but the point is an exceptionally shrewd one.  Neither cared in the least about originality, or even about being an 'artist'; they just were so."

From Poems with a Heroine

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