To the Point

There comes a time in every epoch when pragmatism simply evolves into extreme acquiescence and surrender to the forces of apathy and do-nothingness, a guarantor of the status quo in all of its easy, democratic criminality--its fortress of greed. You could line up all the pols in the U.S. in a straight row and examine them head to toe and not find a single man or woman capable of admitting, never mind ending, the corruption of their vocation--Buddy Dooley

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


K.C. Bacon sends along this glimpse of a 1936 Auden/Britten collaboration.

From The American Scholar archives, also try this fine remembrance of the first and only meeting between Kerouac and Kesey.

And this piece on how F. Scott Fitzgerald influenced autobiographical writing.

Good stuff from Mr. Bacon.


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