April 30, 2014
Almanac: Isaiah Berlin on received opinion
"Isaiah told a long story about the death of the Spanish poet Lope de Vega. Assured that he was now finally at death's door, de Vega was able to confess one final (for a poet) sacreligious thought: 'Alors, Dante m'embête'--'Well, then, Dante bores me.'"
Michael Ignatieff, Isaiah Berlin: A Life
Posted April 30, 2014 9:00 AM