Chesterton summed up one great appeal of the Holmes stories when he said that ‘the thread of irony which runs through all the solemn impossibilities of the narrative’ makes them ‘a really brilliant addition to the great literature of nonsense’.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
the great literature of nonsense
Reviewing Julian Barnes's tremendous new novel Arthur & George, Theo Tait in the current LRB:
Posted by Jon Baines at 5:50 pm