Re: RARA-AVIS: Review of new Elmore Leonard book

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 19 Jan 2004

> Ugh. That whole pedantic 'What is Literature'
> question is about as pointless and tedious as my
> other faves: 'What is a Classic?,' 'What is
> Poetry?' and 'What is Art?' Worthy of Lagodo.
> Anymore when fretting souls come up to me for
> clarification on the point - and they do, after
> giving them some explanatory blather, I tell them
> that basically, Literature is Latin for 'reading
> material.' A good book is a good book, at least
> in the eye of the beholder.
> David Wright
> Seattle Public Library

I agree, David. And let me say that as someone who has had occasion to patronize the Seattle Public Library from time to time, I find it one of the finest library systems I've ever used. Quite a collection, and very helpful staff!

Brian Thornton Kent, WA

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