Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Elegy for the novel

“Our lovely vulgar and most human art is at an end, if not the end. Yet that is no reason not to want to practice it, or even to read it. In any case, rather like priests who have forgotten the meaning of the prayers they chant, we shall go on for quite a long time talking of books and writing books, pretending all the while not to notice that the church is empty and the parishioners have gone elsewhere to attend other gods, perhaps in silence or with new words.”

-- Gore Vidal, 1967 (quoted in “Gore Vidal's inconvenient truths”)

PLUS: Thanks, George, for the mention:

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