...those who are so orgasmic in words are in fact very unlibertine in reality, and abhor alterity, since in every one of their critical embraces they are simply making love to themselves. ("On Style" in On Literature, 173).I'll remember that one, Umberto, when reviews of my work start rolling in! ;)
Friday, September 5, 2008
Quote of the Day: Umberto Eco's "On Style"
Ok...I love Umberto Eco. He has fantastic verve in his verbage. He can present some extraordinarily complex ideas in beautiful language that is, at the same time, succinct. He has this to say about some rather loquacious critics: