Saturday, April 28, 2007

Shakespeare joins the Bible ...

... The Relic and the Damage Done. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Two things, it seems to me, that one ought to know in order to be educated (at least in the English-speakinmg world) are the Authorized Version and Shakespeare. Not the only things. But necessary things.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the links to such interesting articles. I enjoy reading them. Mr. Rosebaum's work is new to me and his books sound fascinating. I shall fill in a request at our local library to purchase his work. Cheers.

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  2. I'm so glad you posted this. I have been reading with acute interest all the articles in this vein you've linked to and I can't agree with them more.

    I'm a non-traditional student in a local university that's traditionally a teacher's school. Though I'm in the Creative Writing program, I've had to sit through plenty of literature classes in which our task was to evaluate the literature (like Moby Dick) according to Marxist theory, Foucaltdian theory, Queer theory (yes, there is, in fact, a push for a "gay" way to interpret literature, believe it or not), Feminist theory, ad nauseum. I've been quite unflinching in my assertion that, while I'm a writer living in a Post-Modern culture (though that's arguable at this point), I am NOT a post-modernist. Articles like this, that illuminate those things I've thought, while not realizing their importance, is a great encouragement to me. It makes me feel like I'm not alone in my aloneness.

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