Fun_People Archive
10 Jul
The Secret...

Date: Mon, 10 Jul 95 17:32:33 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: The Secret...

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: (Charlie Shub)
Forwarded-by: (Robert Fullmer)

This is taken from a review article in the Times Literary Supplement printed
on January 22, 1982, by George Steiner, on the life and work of Hungarian
radical Georg Lukacs:

When I first called on him, in the winter on 1957-8, in a house still
pockmarked with shellbursts and grenade splinters, I stood speechless before
the armada of his printed works, as it crowded the bookshelves.  Lukacs
seized on my puerile wonder and blazed out of his chair in a motion at once
vulnerable and amused: `You want to know how one gets work done? It's easy.
House arrest, Steiner, house arrest!'

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []