Bookish Links — September 2017

Here, classicist and translator Mary Beard answers that fool from The Guardian who thinks that learning foreign languages is useless. In honor of John Ashbery’s recent passing, Andrew Epstein from Locus Solus posted this about the time Ashbery sat for one of Andy Warhol’s “Screen Tests.” While we’re talking about Ashbery, here’s an article fromContinue reading “Bookish Links — September 2017”

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“Why Do We Write Today?”

Why do we write today? I do not write to entertain. I do not write to amuse. I come from a tradition which believes in the written word very much. I believe that words are dangerous and can be made into dangerous tools. I believe that words can become links too. It all depends [on]Continue reading ““Why Do We Write Today?””

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