"I rarely read any Latin, Greek, German, Italian, sometimes not a French book, in the original, which I can procure in a good version. I like to be beholden to the great metropolitan English speech, the sea which receives tributaries from every region under heaven. I should as soon think of swimming across Charles River when I wish to go to Boston, as of reading all my books in originals when I have them rendered for me in my mother tongue."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Books"
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Author Joseph Finder talks about what he does to keep distraction at bay. He's got a new book coming too, so the YouTube page has a soft sell on that, but it's not in this video.