|Portrait of P.G. Wodehouse (2012) © Benjamin Rendall|
Above In a class about designing digital images, I asked my students to invent "interpretive portraits" of extraordinary men or women from the past, sung or unsung. It's not often these days that I find a student who is familiar with (much less a devoté of) British humorist Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (1881-1975). But Benjamin Rendall is one of those, and this is his portrait of P.G. Wodehouse.
Sean O'Casey, Letter to the editor. The Daily Telegraph, July 1941 [referring to Wodehouse]—
If England has any dignity left in the way of literature, she will forget for ever the pitiful antics of English literature's performing flea.
There is only one cure for grey hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine.
The drowsy stillness of the afternoon was shattered by what sounded to his strained senses like G.K. Chesterton falling on a sheet of tin.
It's a funny thing about looking for things. If you hunt for a needle in a haystack you don't find it. If you don't give a darn whether you ever see the needle or not it runs into you the first time you lean against the stack.