Although that's why I like Conrad.
On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 3:54 PM, Robin Hamilton
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>> I ploughed
>> through a collected Sidney, and a few selected, and damned if I can
>> remember a single quote.
> With how sad steps, oh moon, thou mounts the skies.
>> I seem to recall someone arguing on this list that Melville was
>> better than Conrad, and class was part of that being better.
> Melville was surely better than Conrad -- or, more specifically, _Moby Dick_
> is a better novel than _Nostromomo_.
> Though dunno how class figures.
> Counter-intuitively, the Polish aristo lacked a sense of irony that the Yank
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