lunedì 19 gennaio 2009

Obama Lincoln



As Fred Kaplan’s illuminating new biography (“Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer”) makes clear, Lincoln, like Mr. Obama, was a lifelong lover of books, indelibly shaped by his reading — most notably, in his case, the Bible and Shakespeare — which honed his poetic sense of language and his philosophical view of the world. Both men employ a densely allusive prose, richly embedded with the fruit of their reading, and both use language as a tool by which to explore and define themselves. Eventually in Lincoln’s case, Mr. Kaplan notes, “the tool, the toolmaker, and the tool user became inseparably one. He became what his language made him.”

(...) From Books, New President Found Voice, MICHIKO KAKUTANI, The New York Times, 18 gennaio 2008

(Nella foto: Ron English's Abraham Lincoln - Barack Obama fusion painting)

1 commento:

  1. utente anonimo19 gennaio 2009 17:13

    fratello dove sei? (citazione dei fratelli Cohen)
    dai che siamo rimasti solo in 9
    e poi fra un mesetto comunque questa gravidanza isterica sarà finita
    baci d*