„As happens with sports and hobbies, his enjoyment was solemnized by expertise, the rites of comparing, collating, a half-deliberate parody of scholarship like the recitation of batting averages.“

"The Writing on the Wall"
The Writing on the Wall and Other Literary Essays (1970)

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