Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Looking for Palinurus

"If, as we suggest, he was tired of the fruitless voyage, horrified by the callousness of Æneas, by the disasters which he seemed to attract by his rowdy games, by the ultimate burning of some of the ships by the angry women,--that act unforgivable in the eyes of a man of the sea,--then was his disappearance as accidental as Æneas supposed?"

Cyril Connolly
The Unquiet Grave, p. 132

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