Re: RARA-AVIS: letting time sort it out

From: thebradstevens (
Date: 21 Jun 2006

--- In, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:

> For the record, though, I was attributing the disdain to the teen
> overheard pronouncements got me thinking about the general attitude
> nothing new is any good, that it's not even worth considering until
> withstood the test of time.

It's worth bearing in mind that pretty much everything we now think of as 'high art' - the plays of Shakespeare, the music of Mozart, the novels of Melville - is simply the popular culture of the distant past (or rather that part of the popular culture which has withstood 'the test of time'). We're already witnessing the process by which more recent examples of popular culture - the novels of Jame M. Cain, the films of Howard Hawks - make this transition, becoming respectable objects for academic study.

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