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Against (bad) theory

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

I don’t like literary theorists that take their thoughts more seriously than the integrity of the work under examination. Making a text dance to whatever tune you impose belongs among the Forbidden Curses. I remember some time ago telling Robert Coles I was considering dumping medicine and getting a PhD in literature. His apt response was decisive: “But I thought you LIKED books!”