Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Scholar at the Shore

Though she has told me for thirty or more years that "no good book was ever written or read on the beach," here sits my wife enjoying Steinbeck.

Who is she quoting? Is this a paraphrase of Hemingway? He wrote: "No good book has ever been written that has in it symbols arrived at beforehand and stuck in..." about The Old Man and the Sea. I don't know about the writing part, but I for one have enjoyed many a great book on the beach.

 David McCullough said, "No good book was ever written in a large room...."

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