Richard Holmes

Articles de l'auteur

Cycnos | Volume 7

Biographer's South

“Good morning, dear colleagues. I am just a working biographer, not a learned academic, so you must not expect anything very scholarly from me. An appreciation of the qualities of southern sunlight, perhaps. O for a beaker full of the warm South,Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene,With beaded bubbles winking at the brim,And purple-stained mouth… That's Keats of course, but I quote it to remind us of the excellent supper we all had in Nice last night. For the Romantic Biographer, the South could be described as a permanent promise of better things; ideall...”

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