Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Poetry and the greenhouse effect

Poetry appeals as a product to which importance accrues. As a kind of boredom bearing prestige. It easily finds itself flattering an audience thirsty for the respectable. The demand for it is fixed, especially when literature is written and marketed as part of a state-sponsored project of moral disregard and denial. It serves as a kind of greenhouse, under which it's possible to adorn oneself with a feeling of spiritual cleanliness.

-- Aharon Shabtai

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