Wednesday, July 29, 2020


A Scholar

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Devils, tr. David Magarshack (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1971), p. 23:
And yet he was undoubtedly a highly intelligent and talented man, a man who was, as it were, even a scholar, though so far as his scholarship was concerned ... well, he did not really make any important contribution to scholarship, indeed none at all, I believe.

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