(11 Jun 1944 - )
Science Quotes by Marjorie Garber (1 quote)
Edmund Wilson attacked the pedantry of scholarly editions of literary classics, which (he claimed) took the pleasure out of reading. Extensive footnotes spoiled the readers pleasure in the text. Wilsons friend Lewis Mumford had compared footnote numbers to barbed wire keeping the reader at arms length.
— Marjorie Garber