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  •  If there's one thing I'm supremely unfit (3+ / 0-)

    to comment on, it's poetry, contemporary or classic, let alone on commentary on poetry. So I won't. If there's such a thing as color blindness for poetry, I have it. I envy people who don't. It's like computers to people who don't like technology, to me. Also, I never quite understood the vicious sorts of squables that academic literary critics tend to have. Given all the actual suffering in the world, aren't there things actually worth getting furious over?

    And I STILL don't understand literary deconstructionism. Derrida? Pfeh!

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 01:46:26 AM PST

    •  Even Derrida admitted he received many com- (0+ / 0-)

      plaints that it was impossible to tell what he was talking about. From what I know of Derrida, I agree.

      Lea: "You're not going to fly into an asteroid field, are you?" Han Solo: "They'd be crazy to follow us, wouldn't they?"

      by Kimball Cross on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 09:52:25 AM PST

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