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part-lettered churl

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  • See brtom's article citation at albedo:

    "Before 2003, reading an essay by, say, Frank Kermode would have left me feeling enlightened but, at the same time, secretly gnashing my teeth for being a part-lettered churl. Now, whether I have understood it or not, I have the consolation of lifting (a single example) 'florilegium,' 'nonage' and 'echt' from one of his short works as trophies, like three fat trout lying silver on a rock."

    January 3, 2008