March 29, 2005

She can read

...we are friends of the lento, I and my book. I have not been a philologist in vain–perhaps I am one yet: a teacher of slow reading. I even come to write slowly. At present it is not only my habit, but even my taste–a perverted taste, maybe–to write nothing but what will drive to despair every one who is "in a hurry." -- Nietzsche

Harriet Klausner is's most prolific reviewer. She reads four to five books a day, and she has 8,649 reviews as of mid-March.

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