Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Good grief! I was just looking up another phrase sticking in my mind - 'Brightness falls from the air' on which Stephen Dedalus meditates in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - and I discover that Nashe almost certainly wrote 'Brightness falls from the hair'. It's more mundane but it makes a lot more sense. The source of this wisdom is a quite remarkable blog, whose author claims to have been 'culling my readers to a manageable elite since 2002'. I particularly like his negative testimonials - 'As wrong as it is possible for a human being to be', 'a humorous blog about T.S.Eliot' and, my favourite, 'not a genius'. This tempts me to use what Colin Tudge once said about me - 'a charlatan' - on my own front page.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 7:01 am