The Waltz King of Stratford-upon-Avon

D69D4A1A-A486-4191-91BE-25707259F8E7.jpgI’m always up for listening to Nicholson Baker, and his recent appearance on Open Source was rewarding. Give it a listen.

As for Shakespeare—Baker has an idea, put into the pen of his character Paul Chowder, that iambic pentameter is basically a waltz, the five beats being supplemented by a rest at the end of a line.

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