„Anyone who is too lazy to master the comparatively small glossary necessary to understand Chaucer deserves to be shut out from the reading of good books forever.“

—  Ezra Pound, libro ABC of Reading

Origine: ABC of Reading

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poeta, saggista e traduttore statunitense 1885 - 1972

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