Lit. Crit. (was: Re: More than you ever wanted to know (was Re: answers from Diana))

Paul Andinach pandinac at
Thu May 31 07:39:22 EDT 2001

On Wed, 30 May 2001 Philip.Belben at wrote:

> On the other other hand, when someone in my class - probably me -
> discovered that one of the options we could have taken was science
> fiction, Mr E---- said something like "It may be fun to read, but
> you wouldn't want to study it", a classic case of literary bias,
> though I didn't realise it at the time.

Or perhaps it was meant literally.

(One recalls many horror stories about books being ruined for life
under the dissection of English Lit. classes...)

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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