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Monday, June 11, 2018

Thornton P. Knowles On Taking Literature Too Seriously

Although I have been guilty of this myself, English professors and literary critics often take literature too seriously. Judging the literary value of a novel, in the scheme of things, is a trivial pursuit. Kurt Vonnegut said it best: "Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel or play or a poem is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae or a banana split."

Thornton P, Knowles  

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