Monday, May 03, 2004

Satire is dead

It appears to be Terry Eagleton day at The Way of the Intercepting Fisk.

From a survey of Edward Said's humanism in The Nation

I myself have always regarded reading literary works as a positive obstacle to understanding them, and find I can produce my most convincing critical essays on books I have never even opened.
This is another example of the subtleness of British irony, right?