Saturday, July 12, 2014
another smoking gun
From Daniel Deronda, one of those rare but crucial Schiller references that make geek life worth living:
"...But you know her, Mirah -- you can always say something descriptive. What do you think of Mrs. Grandcourt?"
"I think she is like the Princess of Eboli in Don Carlos," said Mirah, with a quick intensity. She was pursuing an association in her own mind not intelligible to her hearers -- an association with a certain actress as well as the part she represented.
"Your comparison is a riddle for me, my dear," said Mrs. Meyrick, smiling.
Yeah, that pretty much sums up every conversation I ever had with a VicLit professor.