[LMB] OT: Jane Eyre

James Burbidge jamesandmary.burbidge at sympatico.ca
22 Nov 2003 20:06:03 -0500

On Sat, 2003-11-22 at 00:54, MegJ wrote:

> Intellectually, I get what James is saying on the critical level.  I still
> don't think that in a pleasure-reading context (as opposed to the kind of
> context I was required to spew back at my professors in my undergrad days -- 
> that's not an insult to James as his version of critical reading is a lot
> more interesting) that it's self-indulgent.  By that definition you could
> almost say all pleasure reading is self-indulgent.  At which point I'm
> tempted to imitate Ellen DeGeneres and ask you what your point is.

>From where I stand, reading critically _is_ pleasure reading.

_De gustibus non est disputandum_.