Friday, August 27, 2010

Epigram or epitaph?

Discovered it this morning - laughed til I cried:

In truth the story of La Maupin is so laden with passages of excitement and interest that any writer on the subject has only to make an agreeable choice of episodes sufficiently dramatic, and consistent with each other, to form a cohesive narrative. Such a work has in it possibilities of great success – if such an author has the genius of a Théophile Gautier to set it forth.

Bram Stoker – Famous Imposters

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