Dear reader –
An illness of someone very dear to me has called me away and as Captain Oates famously said, “I may be some time”. I don’t plan to be quite so long as he was but there is a lot of sadness around just now.
Something that continues to disturb me is the alleged debate going on over at Interesting Literature about Shakespeare and his work. I have done two posts on this, one serious and one a too-childish send-up. At least I thought it was too childish till I read one of the recent contributions from the “de Vere-ian persuasion”. No childishness, and no silliness, can plumb the depths explored by this all too serious and all too aggressive contribution. Arrogance and ignorance, especially wilful ignorance, do not sit well together, and the offensiveness deployed is bizarre. This is true even taking into account that this “debate” has seen vigorous contributions from both positions.
That too is very sad.
Anyway I’ll be back when I get back. If you are pining for something from me, you can scroll through my older posts! Some of them are ok I reckon…or you could buy one of my additions to the lower orders of literature, and read it! Ha!
Of course writing by the greats – Euripides, Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, Celine – is the real deal.
All the best.