"The young Flaubert wasn't very rock and roll. He was, on this evidence, kind of a prissy, nerdy kid..."
i pasi dei libri che sono riportati nel saggio (è la raccolta deglki articoli pubblicati sukl the beloiever) mi piaccioonio: c'è la satrapi, ferris, walter, hamilton...
cito a cazzo:
bowie is quoted as saying the 70s were the start of the 21 century, which means that the 20th century perhaps uniquely contained only seven decades
is it really possible that motley crue have destroyed all the literature in the world, everything that came before them, and everything written since?
you become increasingly amazed at the muddle that apparently intelligent people have got themselves into when they attempt to define the importance of - and the superiority of - high culture
if a recent survey in the uk suggested, most people buy books because they like to be seen reading rather than because they actually enjoy it
reading pickwick and learning a speech from faust by heart is not enough if your aim is to become a truly civilized person and not to sink below the level of your surrondings