Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Patres

Är fördjupad i Helen Dewitts "The last samurai" och kan sålunda inte säga så mycket.
Vilken bok! Den refererar till åtskilliga av mina favoritämnen; klasssisk lyrik, Illiaden, Odyssén, skönheten i grammatik, travel-writing, Raoul Wallenberg, De sju samurajerna, matematik, Kon Tiki och mycket, mycket mer.

Och så finns denna mening (s. 335 i min utgåva):

"H.C would never back down. He was a linguist, and therefore he had pushed the bounds of obstinacy well beyond anything that is conceivable to other men. He had been through the Iliad and Odyssey and each time he had come to a word he did not know he had looked it up in Liddell & Scott and written it down, and if there were five words in a line he had looked up five words and written them down before going on to a line in which there were four words he did not know [...]."

(Ah, my youth!)

Jag återkommer.

Se istället vad som skrivits här därom.

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