The pedant's revolt

James Wood, London Review of Books, 20-Feb-2014:

In The Emigrants, [W.G. Sebald] wrote about four such wanderers: Dr Henry Selwyn, a Lithuanian Jew who arrived in Britain at the beginning of the 20th century, and who lived a life of stealthy masquerade as an English doctor, before committing suicide late in life…

I have it on very good authority that most people who commit suicide do so late in life.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


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