"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."
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The way Henry Holt treats John Banville
I started to read ELEGY FOR APRIL by "Benjamin Black" only to be assaulted by the ugly end-of-line hyphens. On the fifth line,
Motor-/car is OK, and
mirac-/ulous are tolerable,
but there's a horror:
This strikes me as a very inhospitable first page.
Henry Holt, publishers since 1866 but for how much longer?