Saturday, 20 April 2013

Dear literati, please finish Middlemarch

"She was by way of being terrified of him - he was so fearfully clever, and the first night when she had sat by him, and he talked about George Eliot, she had been really frightened, for she had left the third volume of Middlemarch in the train and she never knew what happened in the end...."
-- Virginia Woolf, To The Lighthouse

"Middlemarch/Still lying triumphantly closed..."
-- Don Paterson imagines his deathbed