· Teens
· · 2012
· · · April
· · · · 19 (1 entry)

Books Both Ancient and Modern · I don’t read lots of book­s; too busy with work and be­ing a Dad/hus­band/home­own­er/c­i­t­i­zen. But there’s al­ways one on the go, and so they add up. Some are airplane-ride fluff, but not al­l. As a con­se­quence I think about what it means for a nov­el to be “modern”; in par­tic­u­lar be­cause some re­cent highly-touted works have ir­ri­tat­ed me on ac­count of their overly-self-conscious moder­ni­ty. Among oth­er things, it’s ob­vi­ous that the term “modern” is strong­ly un­re­lat­ed to the year of pub­li­ca­tion ...
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