Saturday, 23 June 2012


I rather like this, from Swiss poet and (of all things) phrenologist Johann Kaspar Lavater: 'Who in the same given time can produce more than others has vigor; who can produce more and better, has talents; who can produce what none else can, has genius. [Aphorisms on Man (c. 1788), No. 23]' Hard to think of a better thumbnail of literary production.

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