Not Literature Debate

Start the Not Literature Debate with Anthony

And continue to his source

I haven't fully assimilated the arguments (and I will), but I have said before that arbitrary denigration of a genre or even of a particular work is less about supporting literature than it is about bolstering one's own ego and weltanschauung.


  1. Steven,

    chuckle. . .

    Every time I read an article such as this one, I thank whatever deities that exist that I'm only a reader and not a scholar or critic and that I don't have to "grapple" with these issues, but just pick up something that looks interesting and turn the page.

  2. Dear Fred,

    It is wonderful, isn't it?

    I used to grapple with them and decided that it is rather like that song in "Song of Music" "How do you solve a problem like lit crit? How do you catch a wave upon the sand?"



  3. Or

    What is the sound of one hand clapping?


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