Sunday, July 31, 2011

Acrobatic historians

Tim Adams interviews Simon Schama for the Observer. On self-doubt and big projects:
You are not thinking hard enough if you are sleeping well. And you would have to be unhinged to take on a subject like the French revolution, or Rembrandt, and not feel some trepidation. There is always the possibility that you will crash and burn and the whole thing will be a horrible, vulgar, self-indulgent mess.

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