The Confused View of Literature, We Salute You

October 13th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

There is a thing called “the heat of the moment”. We’ve all encountered it. It happens when you get all worked up about something and engage in rash behavior. It is often a moment one lives to regret. Either that, or you wear your moment as a badge of honor for the rest of your life.

We are not one to question the heats of others moments, but surely you all recall that the 2004 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded, give or take, a year ago. For many reasons, Elfriede Jelinek’s selection was a controversial — or at least puzzling — choice. Members of the Academy felt that way as well, growing passionate in their opposition. Needless to say, there was a principled resignation.

A year later.

Ah, impetuous youth.

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