"That truth should be silent I had almost forgot"--Enobarbus in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, back in Rome after having been too long in Egypt.---------
Melville's PIERRE, Book 4, chapter 5: "Something ever comes of all persistent inquiry; we are not so continually curious for nothing."
Thursday, April 21, 2011
A glimpse at Delbanco's Uncorrected Proofs for his 2005 MELVILLE
Something very curious happened before publication. Not something really honorable, but something in the nature of very inappropriately placed CYA change.