Sunday, July 28, 2002

Relevant clipping from Time magazine a week or two ago by Harold Bloom, author and literary critic:

Regard for poetry has slipped a great deal. That is because at its best, with very rare exceptions, even simple and very direct poetry is now quite difficult for most readers. But what is not difficult for most readers? In our society, in which the screen dominates and everything is visual and the flood of information is incessant, teaching people how to read is a major enterprise.

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