Tuesday, September 30, 2008

LIterary History

Mark Scroggins is talking about Literary History.

How does one write a history of contemporary american poetry? Does it have one? Is it even desireable?


Blogger Jordan said...

A general literary history is at least as desirable as a general anthology, which is to say about a 6 on the hottness scale.

A well-written highly-partisan clearly-bracketed literary history would require no intoxicants, aphrodisiacs, rationalizations, etc.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Amish Trivedi said...

Ahh- the teaching of a concensus history and a canon of literature would give people the proper grounding in modern poetry.

Right after they learn about rhyme and meter.

Nothing has *a* history, of course.

1:21 PM  

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