Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Truman Show Sundries

Two weeks ago I was shocked by seeing a brand new volume of Bakhtin's essays at the Clarksville Goodwill. I almost bought it for the promise that I might find someone in my life to whom to pass it on, given his rich and striking grasp of the western literary tradition. Color me befuddled when I walked in the same store yesterday and found a likewise pristine copy of Eco's On Literature, albeit without a dust jacket.

Following the brief, somewhat polemical interview in Sunday's NYT magazine, it makes one ponder: Templars and partisans dream about Eric Blair and mutton.

I am pondering Lloyd's question and hope to post upon it and Eco's Middle Ages soon.


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