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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Commodius Vicus of Recirculation

From W.J. McCormack’s Fool of the Family: A Life of J.M. Synge:

Maud Gonne sat on the opposite side of the table. Synge was at one end by Lady Gregory. Patrick Colum sat next to me. Suddenly Yeats exclaimed in admiration of a scene he was reading:
‘Who does he mean?’ Colum whispered, amazed.
‘Synge, who is like Aeschylus.’
‘But who is Aeschylus?’
‘The man who is like Synge.’

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