Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What the Dickens?

Hillary Keith complains about Oprah's book-club picks:
She has asked millions of people to follow her into some of the more difficult prose to come out of the nineteenth century ....
Goodness, not Moby-Dick! Or Sartor Resartus? The Sacred Fount?

-- No. A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.

Give me a fucking break. How is Keith measuring "difficult prose"? She mentions "complicated syntax." Oh my word.

And this Keith person is "assistant editor" of TNR's book review page.

Via Bookslut.

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