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The Short Version: Mr. Toad's Enthusiasms

Posted at 2:05 PM on March 30, 2011 by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version

We do take to heart, dear reader/listener, Mr. Mencken's assertion that for every complex problem there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong. The complexity at hand being Robert Schumann's personality--a very complex thing indeed. But this is The Short Version, where time is a tiny tyrant. Allowances must be made, corners must be cut, though great sighs may be sighed. The simple, the neat, the wrong of it, therefore, reside within.