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Literary Quote of the Day

From the book I’m reading:

From wrong to wrong the exasperated spirit
     Proceeds, unless restored by that refining fire
Eliot, The Four Quartets

It’s so nice to read for pleasure, with no guilt, now that the semester is over.

2 Responses to “Literary Quote of the Day”

  1. Mika Cooper
    May 28th, 2005 | 6:38 pm

    I LOOOOOOVE Eliot. For many years he was my favorite poet (I have many,now). And I love “Little Gidding,” the fourth quartet. I actually have a weird sorta first edition of that poem, published as a kinda chapbook thing —only a few pages, paper binding, large format, stapled.

    Did you ever see the movie Butley? Alan Bates is fabulous as a failed English professor obsessed with Eliot and Beatrix Potter, whose life is coming apart at the seams. He’s always quoting, and having students read beautiful passages from, that poem.

  2. cynthia rockwell
    May 29th, 2005 | 9:37 pm

    i don’t really know a lot about him, but he’s all over the book i’m reading–you should definitely read it, if you haven’t already, it’s called ‘the archivist.’