A horse enthusiast rereads (again) his cherished racetrack "classics."
“I hate to read new books.”
—William Hazlitt, “On Reading Old Books”
I am really not much of a rereader. I envy people who are, but it’s not in my blood. Over the past twelve months, I’ve rarely picked up a book for rereading for any reason other than professional necessity. For the most part, editions of old books matter little to me. I confess I love my Penguin edition of J. R. Ackerley’s Hindoo