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In other words, these characters and their creator aren’t nice enough, they wouldn’t be my friends, they’re not enough like me and mine… It’s a world in which reading has been corrupted by the cliches of film and television – cliches of character as well as plot.

It’s also a world in which students demand to be protected by “trigger warnings”. Fine, I think. Let’s put on the front of every great, classic novel the words: TRIGGER WARNING – CONTAINS TRUTH.

Julian Barnes, ‘Flaubert could have written a great
novel about contemporary America’

[x]#13711 fan maandag 29 januari 2018 @ 00:00:01