Friday, November 05, 2010

Walter Pater Day by Day

"The office of the poet is not that of the moralist"
Published in 1913, this is a 'thought for the day' style book, each day containing a sentence or paragraph of Pater's wisdom. It has to be said that pithy epithets like that above aside - Pater is often extremely obstruse, these are not easy 'thoughts'.

1 comment:

Jimmy said...

Indeed; many of his sentences take beyond a day to finish reading. Have been meaning to add this to my small Pater collection for some time though.

 
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