Monday, March 17, 2014


The Age of Appliances

Roger Shattuck (1923-2005), "Nineteen Theses on Literature," Candor and Perversion: Literature, Education, and the Arts (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1999), pp. 3-8 (no. XVI on p. 7):
In literary study as in everyday life, we have entered the Age of Appliances. More and more scholars and critics write and teach by applying an ideology or a methodology to a cultural "text." This reliance on appliances tends to eliminate the experience and the love of literature.

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