Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Modern Philology

Ezra Pound, An Anachronism at Chinon, from Pavannes and Divisions (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1918), pp. 11-22 (at 16):
I speak in no passion when I say that the whole aim, or at least the drive, of modern philology is to make a man stupid; to turn his mind from the fire of genius and smother him with things unessential.

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