Friday, October 26, 2007

Zweck Or The Aim

"For thirty years I have trumpeted that there is no adequate communication between scholars, men of letters, and the damned papers, the press. We have no standards of accuracy that an optician or physicist wd. recognize as other than sloppy and rascally. We have no communication system worthy the name.

And this infamy is as base in purely 'cultural' or decorative and pleasurable subjects as it is in vital statistics and fragments of history which ought to be the common possession of every man in the street.

Properly, we shd. read for power. Man reading shd. be intensely alive. The book shd. be a ball of light in one's hand...."

[Ezra Pound]

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