Brad Leithauser über die Freuden der Dickens-Lektüre

Those foot-soldier readers who successfully march through all of Dickens’s fiction may wind up feeling like David at his journey’s end, with shoes in a woeful condition (“the upper leathers had broken and burst until the very shape and form of shoes had departed from them”) and skin powdered “white with chalk and dust, as if I had come out of a limekiln.” Reading projects of this old-fashioned sort are the equivalent of a long pilgrimage on foot.
Brad Leithauser

Ein anregender Artikel über die Freuden der Dickens-Lektüre von Brad Leithauser beim New Yorker.