"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, August 13, 2015
I am still remembering how young Black Power lads savaged Ralph Ellison half a century ago
when he was giving a lecture in Lake Forest.
He was unable to defend himself, just too shattered by the surprise and the hatred and the ingratitude.