Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Liveblogging the Rare Books Room!

A.k.a. insta-scholarship:

"I am serious indeed about Princeton and indeed I am serious in all things, and it has often been said to me that I am too serious: 'You are too serious, Delmore,' they say. To teach the freshman about the infinite possibilities of the sentence is interesting and pleasant for a time, but there are many other subjects and too often I have had to stop myself from speaking of them."

— Delmore Schwartz to R.P. Blackmur, November 12, 1945