Friday, June 14, 2013


At the Back of His Mind

Kenneth Clark, Another Part of the Wood: A Self-Portrait (New York: Ballantine Books, 1976, ©1974), p. 101 (on C.M. Bowra):
At the back of his mind were Homer, Pindar, Aeschylus, Dante, Pushkin, Tolstoy, Camoens and St Paul, all read in the originals. These were his standards of judgement. He recognised greatness when he met it and saw no reason why he should waste time on triviality.

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