Sixteen, Morrison, America discussed on Coffee and Books

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America's ever produced right. I mean you've heard the bluest eye you've written songs. Alumini written a beloved imagine having that also to write one of the great. The great works of literary criticism. You know unless generation. i mean. you're the thing that book and this is so true. Worse in right if she solo economical and so precise and so forceful in her right. That's not a long book. She didn't have to write like a massive tone. She took care of like the whole thing right at sixteen. Maybe hundred twenty some odd page like that. It's incredible it's an absolutely incredible. Eat and that is one of the things by the way. No i also grant out in mice by the way this is not at all original point that i'm making on partly the first person to make. I'm just adding to the chorus here. But i do think it's important for people to recognize grabble with the fact that morrison was not only are preeminent novelists but an extraordinary intellectual right and someone who is bringing a set of ideas to the study of literature and also really really thinking very very carefully. Really forceful important ways within the tradition about You know social questions political questions. Feminism all of these things. He has extrordinary contributions that that we really should attend to so by that book. So now you've lied. You left even absolutely terrible position. Which i think is is. It will saying that you should that. I'm calling for the bernie of fred mountains extraordinary book in the break. But you'll the reason. I have set it up. This way is that. I think maybe even moten himself would see that. Perhaps that book if by burning it we if you have to read it first before you burn it. There's there's a way in which that kind of almost transmutation of the the substance of that book into ash into something that can live outside of the written page. I think he would need to be to a certain extent against that. Because i think one of the great strengths of his vision of the way that he thinks about these things that he saw tuned the ways in which some of the key aspects of knowledge transmission knowledge creation and aesthetic appreciation that are essential to us and that make our culture so vibrant and potent exists beyond the page and don't do not require in have never required a literary transmission. Such that happened. Have always been traditionally in in black holes in music in the oral tradition in the spoken word in preaching in the way in which we practice our aesthetics through a particular form of Would call sociology right away of being together that we practice in the way even you know even in the way we hang out and so to a certain extent his ideas will survive the burning of the book and do not require the printed page. If you if you sit down just listen to to moten speak to you for a little for for a while about pretty much any topic under the sun literally literally who will come away from that. Experience warned that enriched and so..

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