Saturday, July 27, 2013


Escapist Literature

G.P. Goold (1922-2002), introduction to Propertius, Elegies, rev. ed. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999), p. 9:
Escapist literature, yes! But then, how much of literature, how much of mankind's nobility, springs from the heart's irrepressible yearning to transcend the reality by which we unhappy mortals are fettered!

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