Friday, July 23, 2021


Coitus Interruptus

G.W. Bowersock, "The Art of the Footnote," American Scholar 53.1 (Winter 1984) 54-62 (at 54):
If the text should actually prove to be absorbing, ordinary footnotes afford no pleasure whatever. Encountering one, as Noel Coward remarked, is like going downstairs to answer the doorbell while making love.

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