15 may. 2008

As I submit my materials for promotion I realize what I most care about is the aesthetic quality of my prose. That's a surprising conclusion. Well, maybe not.

Although Bemsha Swing is not beautifully written, day by day, the writing of the blog has taught me to address a wider audience, beyond the dozen academic specialists who can be counted on to care. The Lorca book could not have been written without that daily practice.