Guy Davenport — American Writer born on November 23, 1927, died on January 04, 2005

Guy Mattison Davenport was an American writer, translator, illustrator, painter, intellectual, and teacher... (wikipedia)

The difference between the Parthenon and the World Trade Center, between a French wine glass and a German beer mug, between Bach and John Philip Sousa, between Sophocles and Shakespeare, between a bicycle and a horse, though explicable by historical moment, necessity, and destiny, is before all a difference of imagination.
I was thought to be retarded as a child, and all the evidence indicates that I was.
There's nothing like being a soldier for confidence or learning your limits or enduring utter humiliation.
I never intended to be a teacher. I just like going to school and learning things.
Imagination is like the drunk man who lost his watch and must get drunk again to find it.

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