File spoon-archives/phillitcrit.archive/phillitcrit_1998/phillitcrit.9803, message 26

Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 13:04:29 -0500
Subject: Re: PLC: [H-BLOOM] Western Canon University ( The Online  Renaissance

deaun wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Mar 1998, Reg Lilly wrote:
> >
> >       The guys who put up these web sites sound like they are stuck in a bad episode
> > of TV's blessedly defunct "Fantasy Island."  They announce the upsurge of
> > "Conservative Literature."  Does anyone have any idea what 'conservative poetry'
> > is?
> It's written by poets who think that truth - and not politics - is
> embedded in their poetry.

	Yes, it's beautifully ironic.  The Jolly Roger crew, all three apparently
escapees of Princeton if are to belive the text, harp on and on about how truth
has disappeared from literature and instead has been politicized. All of this is
cast, of course in the rhetoric of a war machine.


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