Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Through the looking-glass, darkly

"They will last forever, and the Harry Potter books are going to wind up in the rubbish bin. The first six volumes have sold, I am told, 350 million copies. I know of no larger indictment of the world's descent into subliteracy."

— Harold Bloom on Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass, quoted in Mere Comments