Island of Freedom
For the second time in as many weeks... someone was perusing my library... and remarked about a collection I happen to have. Apparently it seems odd that the works of John Donne (pronounced dun for them what don't already know) should reside upon my shelf amongst the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written... at least according to the Franklin Library.
I've never bothered to defend the man... as I know quite well that those who lampoon him are at least familiar with him.
I don't much think there is any reason at all to debate the issue... The man constructed a line so powerful it improved the standing of an entire language.
"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."
Well? Where did you think Hemingway got it?