Sweet Theft A Poet's Commonplace Book
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- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 03/14/2017
- Publisher: Counterpoint
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The great and the obscure are gathered around the same table, exchanging remarkable opinions. Henry James is speaking of Venice: The deposed, the defeated, the disenchanted, the wounded, or even only the bored, have seemed to find there something that no other place could give.” At the other end of the table, Groucho Marx is playing drama critic: I didn’t like the play, but then I saw it under adverse circumstancesthe curtain was up.” Nietzsche and Flaubert, Dizzy Gillespie and Marianne Mooredozens of unexpected and timeless aphorisms and anecdotes that pierce and provoke. Many of McClatchy’s own observations about the art and prowess of writing are included as well.
This is a book meant to be sipped, not gulped; meant to be read at leisure and pondered on at length.