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Solid Citizens, Drunk on Language

 by Keith Goetzman

Tags: literature, language, logophilia, New Letters, great writing, Keith Goetzman,

Keats quote, National Museum of Singapore

B.H. Fairchild is afflicted with logophilia, a love for language. He writes in the literary journal New Letters about his lifelong affinity for the well-turned phrase:

Fairchild traces his taste for colorful locutions back to Keats and, before him, Shakespeare, admitting that he is a “fool for language” and thus the foolishness

Source: New Letters, Vol. 76, No. 4 (article not available online)

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