Thursday, June 30, 2016

Combining the incompatible …

… It's unfashionable to call someone a "genius" – but William Empson was one. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Empson was certainly brilliant and eccentric. But I am not sure after reading this exactly were his genius lay. Though I feel a certain connection to him now, because many years ago I had an encounter, similar to his, with a statue of the Bodhisattva of Mercy.

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