Randolph Quirk, 5 November 1981
Show More Paradigms Lost: Reflections on Literacy and its Decline by John Simon.
Chatto, 222 pp., £9.95, October 1981, 0 7011 2601 9Show More
“... memory for such things. In the present book, he recalls a time when, in a San Francisco debate, ‘Randolph Quirk ... accused me of letting my needle get stuck’ – mild, in all conscience, by comparison with Patrick Owens, who is remembered for calling him, a couple of years earlier, ‘a remorseless and fatuous nitpicker’. This is surely ...”