09-05-2013 06:10 PM
A little different spin on that same idea:
Originally Posted by CuriousFeeling
I was reading an article that calls great literature “morally subversive.” For example Lionel Trilling said of modernist literature that it "asks every question that is forbidden in polite society. It asks us if we are content with our marriages, with our family lives, with our professional lives, with our friends."
In the article, the author makes the argument that great literature shouldn’t be taught in school, because great literature is too personal and too alien for the classroom. Teaching lit in the classroom flattens literature and drains it of blood.
I think there’s some hyperbole in that position.
But I like the article’s portrayal of literature as something outside the domain of the usual, a bridge into alternate lives.
The same could be said of music, of course. I remember when a high-school English Studies teacher read aloud the lyrics of a Jimi Hendrix song and asked the class to analyze what the song was about. It damn near killed that song in my head forever to hear it read so flatly and prosaically by a teacher who was just filling a requirement to make her classes more “relevant” to modern culture.
Link to the article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...296798048.html
09-05-2013 09:16 PM
Hello listeners. To start things off I’ve been asked to read this brief notice:
The city council announces the opening of a new dog park at the corner of Earl and Somerset near the Ralph’s. They would like to remind everyone that dogs are not allowed in the dog park. People are not allowed in the dog park. It is possible you will see hooded figures in the dog park. Do not approach them. Do not approach the dog park. The fence is electrified and highly dangerous. Try not to look at the dog park, and especially do not look for any period of time at the hooded figures. The dog park will not harm you.
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09-06-2013 04:43 AM
Day started out rough. I hope it gets better.
09-06-2013 06:22 AM
Sometimes I think people I've interacted with often have been talking about me or have their own personal injoke going on, I think that because I've done that myself, especially when I worked in the service sector (a supermarket) but I wish it wouldnt get in the way of what the purpose of my speaking to them is, usually to get coffee.
09-06-2013 08:52 AM
I have way too much crap on my desktop (both my actual desktop and my computer desktop).
09-06-2013 09:03 AM
Can we just cancel Friday this week and skip ahead to Saturday?
09-06-2013 09:13 AM
Sounds good to me!
Originally Posted by 93JC
09-06-2013 11:05 AM
Does anybody here have any experience travelling in India?
Is it better to book a round tour in a group or can you do it individually as a single female traveler if you stick to the Golden Triangle? If you recommend booking a package, would you suggest booking it in your homecountry or directly from an Indian provider?
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09-06-2013 11:48 AM
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