"A commonplace book is what a provident poet cannot subsist without, for this proverbial reason, that “great wits have short memories:” and whereas, on the other hand, poets, being liars by profession, ought to have good memories; to reconcile these, a book of this sort, is in the nature of a supplemental memory, or a record of what occurs remarkable in every day’s reading or conversation." - Jonathan Swift, "A Letter of Advice to a Young Poet"

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What I'm Reading Right Now: Bouvard et Pécuchet

(In French, not German. My copy is leather bound with no cover design, but I like this cover quite a lot.)

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