Monday, July 05, 2004


The Contemporary Scene

C.S. Lewis, letter to Ruth Pitter:
What is the point of keeping in touch with the contemporary scene? Why should one read authors one doesn't like because they happen to be alive at the same time as oneself? One might as well read everyone who had the same job or the same coloured hair or the same income or the same chest measurement, so far as I can see.

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