Saturday, February 10, 2007

Benjamin Markovits on Literary Friendships

Benjamin Markovits on literary friendships:

Among the many things that distinguished literature at the turn of the 19th century was the quality and creative richness of the friendships that produced it. This seems odd at first. The Romantics' boldest statement had to do with the demands and freedoms of individuality. But individuality is a lonely business, and the poets gathered from time to time, into twos and threes, to shout its virtues.

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