Through the lens of fiction, reality is mirrored…
I first printed this on Idiocy Today as a contemporary issue, news today, so to speak, but it occurred to me that is is much more, at least in it’s implications.
During the last decade of the Sixteenth Century in England, about 100,000 people could read and write. That is, they were considered literate. During that time, writers included Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Bacon, Ben Jonson, Thomas Kyd, and many others. A listing of their works world be large indeed.
Now, in twenty-first Century America, more than 200 million are literate. We can see the results and that is why I bother you with this again:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
The story of Nathaniel Hawthorne always intrigued me.
I enjoyed his writing immensely, but somehow found the strangest fascination with his use of the semi-colon. I know it sounds strange, but at the…
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