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Saul Bellow quote

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep

Saul Bellow

July 3, 2008 Posted by | general | , , , | Leave a comment

It’s better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick

Taking the part of Stalin in Then There Were Giants (also titled World War II: When Lions Roared ), An American TV mini-series (1994) Michael Caine says:

A Russian proverb says poke out the eyes of the man who sees only the past

June 29, 2008 Posted by | general | , | Leave a comment

War and Peace study

Movable Types: How War and Peace works

by Michael Woods

New Yorker, November 26, 2007

deals with the novel but also the new translation, and so ‘lost in translation’.

December 7, 2007 Posted by | Tolstoy, translation, Writing | Leave a comment