Monday, May 14, 2007

Orwell, Where Are You?

Nicholas Wroe reports John Lanchester's view that the word literary has joined feminist and socialist in connotation and is now seen as the 'publishing kiss of death'.

Excuse me while I go and cover my head in grief for my life-long belief in the power of words, now that words can mean whatever you decide, and the people who are doing the deciding are those whose real interests are anything but verbal.

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