Friday, January 21, 2011

Ephron Ain't Shakespeare

This quite excellent Leon Wieseltier critical essay can be reduced to a simple maxim: If you are disposable middlebrow pop culture pap don't compare your work to that of the greats.

It's one thing to aspire to greatness and to stand on the shoulders of giants. It's another thing to imply that your work is akin to those giants.

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