Friday, January 23, 2009

What is Literature?

"Literature is language charged with meaning.
'Great literature is simply language charged with
meaning to the utmost possible degree'"
- Ezra Pound*

"For me literature is a form of play. It makes up a part of
what they call the ludic side of man, Homo Ludens."
- Carlos Fuentes**

*from The ABC of Reading by Ezra Pound. New Directions, New York. 1960 (1934)
**from 'Carlos Fuentes' Interview in Writing at Risk by Jason Weiss. University of Iowa Press. 1991

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