contra mundum
“I lately took up and re-read after many years H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine…. At the end of the volume, the first edition, were sixteen pages of advertisement of the popular novelists of 1895, all eulogized by reputable papers with an extravagance seldom accorded to me in my professional life; all, today, quite forgotten. It seemed I had taken a little hop in the Time Machine and had seen displayed before me the futility of contemporary esteem.”

- Evelyn Waugh in his unfinished autobiography, A Little Learning (via kpstarbuck)

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