Saturday, September 24, 2011

Ludicrous Indulgence


 "Middle-class society had been reckless enough to set up institutions in which young,clever, morally conscientious people had nothing to do for three or four years but read books and kick ideas around; and the result of this ludicrous indulgence on society’s part was wholesale student revolt."
                                                         - After Theory 
    by Terry Eagleton
        literary critic,
           cultural theorist,
              mind troll.

While i have read some Eagleton along the way, mostly him explaining different critical approaches to literature..the marxist approach i guess...i never knew he was such a hilarious MOFO. I am wading my way through After Theory looking for a way to use the idea of plausible truth in the face of the superabundance of ideas in modern society...a.k.a. the internet...but am applying it to Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s writing...specifically speaking God Bless You, Mr Rosewater...wherein Eliot Rosewater searches for meaning in the face of his 87,472,033.61 dollar trust fund. 
Poor Noah.

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