The central Anatolian plain —
— how beautiful that sounded, and sounds still.
ex O. R. Gurney, The Hittites (Penguin, 1966); long ago removed from my copy, and hung on one workroom wall or another, over the years.
Increasingly, language is caption.
— George Steiner, ex his review of Alberto Manguel’s A History of Reading, in The New Yorker (March 17, 1997)
7 June 2012