More blogging to come this evening, but for now here are some links to go with your cup of joe:
– I agree with Dan Green of the Reading Experience probably half the time, but I always read him. He can be counted on, for one thing, to seethe eloquently about what’s wrong with academic literary studies, as in his post today:
What now passes for literary criticism in the learned journals does less than nothing to encourage active reading, much less rereading. It wades around in the shallow waters of ideology and second-hand social analysis, leaving serious readers of literature to swim for themselves.
– I know, I know–some of you don’t want to hear about hockey! But far more estimable arts bloggers than your present interlocutor occasionally must need blog on such lesser matters. A new entry in the wide world of hockey blogs is A Theory of Ice. It’s turned my head with consistently elegant writing, and is particularly good on the culture of the game and its followers, as here on physicality as a two-sided coin and here on fandom and love.
– Mr. Quiet Bubble wasn’t bowled over by Borat. Can’t say I was either, though I giggled plenty. The Saunders link is well worth following. Part of the reason it’s been hard to blog lately is that so many of my recent literary and cinematic excursions have proven so blah. I crave a transformative art experience, but it turns out this doesn’t happen on demand. I do have a new lead or two, though, about which more soon.
See you tonight!