Blog: Smells Like Literary Spirit

Smells Like Literary Spirit

by Steven Poole for Guardian Unlimited Books/Blogs
(Nov. 17, 2006)

“There I was, reading On Opera by the late philosopher Bernard Williams, and I was suddenly transported back to my childhood. How so? Because of the way it smelled. I must have subconsciously caught a whiff, which led me to put the open book right up to my nose and breathe in deeply. Cue the mental equivalent of a cheesy dissolve in a cheap TV drama: suddenly I’m nine years old again. ”

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