Saturday, October 25, 2008

HA!

Ford Maddox Ford (as found in Julian Barnes' latest):
It's an easy job to say that an elephant, however good, is not a good warthog; for most criticism comes to that.
Double that: ha! ha!

Which reminds me of another favorite chestnut of literary criticism:
This book is not for everyone.
Because the only book that is for everyone is the Yellow Pages, and that has just been made obsolete by Google.

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