Sunday, November 15, 2020


The Easiest Way In

Clive James (1939-2019), "Anna Akhmatova," Cultural Amnesia (2007; rpt. London: Picador, 2012), pp. 11-15 (at 13):
Memo to any student making a raid on the culture of another language: essays are always the easiest way in.
Id., "Jorge Luis Borges," pp. 63-71 (at 63):
His dialogues and essays can be recommended as an easy way into Spanish, a language which every student of literature should hold in prospect, to the extent of an elementary reading knowledge at least.

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