aprilie 20, 2015

See, infra.

Like Prometheus, whose ravaged liver was daily reconstituted so it could be daily ravaged, [Ted] Hughes has had to watch his young self being picked over by biographers, scholars, critics, article writers, and newspaper journalists.” 'Thus are the eagles of the Fourth Estate reduced to mere vultures.
Aesop was right. The hare did lose his race with the tortoise. Here lies his carcass, miles from the finish line.

The prestige of the haruspex was already in decline in Roman times. According to Cicero, Cato the Elder wondered how one haruspex could look at another without laughing.'

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