Saturday, 31 October 2015

Book Talk

In a review from the LRB archive of a book about Shakespeare by Lisa Jardine, I came across this about a paper that Jardine gave at a conference & that was included in the book in question:

"...the exchange of views which ensued after the opening piece on Othello, for example, was so lively that a bootleg cassette is still in circulation ten years later."

Why don't I move in circles where people excitedly seek out bootleg recordings of literary arguments, rather than in circles where the choice for an evening's conversation is EU trade regulations, gloomy NATO head shaking or blow by blow explanations of cultural gems such as Ted 2 ( not, I learn, related to Ted talks) & Australian Bachelorette?

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