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Monday 14 May 2012

Anthony Powell and Hart Crane


Powell quotes Hart Crane in the opening of the first chapter of Faces in My Time, the third volume of his memoirs collectively entitled To Keep the Ball Rolling.

The quotation (from The Tunnel, part of The Bridge) strikes me, as did the excerpt of Powell's own writing I included the other day, as peculiarly apposite:

...it's half-past six she said - if
you don't like my gate why did you 
swing on it, why didja
swing on it

Until the next time...

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