Friday, March 01, 2024


Our Age

E.R. Curtius (1886-1956), Essays on European Literature, tr. Michael Kowal (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1973), p. 369:
The waste land, the desolate, barren, rocky, terrible land, is our age. This at any rate is one side of the symbol that cannot be ignored. It is an age of self-despair, in all its hopelessness, its deadly lassitude, its memories of the song and story and beauty of former ages which it is almost too ashamed of itself to dare to recall.

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