Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Old News


This is probably old news, but I'm reading Nick Hornby's collection of his columns in The Believer called The Polysyllabic Spree, which I got from the sale. Hornby quotes Gabriel Zaid's So Many Books: "the truly cultured are capable of owning thousands of unread books without losing their composure or their desire for more." Hornby goes on to add: "That's me! And you, probably! That's us! 'Thousands of unread books'! 'Truly cultured'!"

God bless them both!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice to know there's a good reason for all my books. I'm becoming cultured by not reading them, merely by possession alone1

S. Craig Renfroe, Jr. said...

Amen, Anonymous.