Saturday, March 28, 2009

Phraselet No. 70

The road in from the airport had been dead straight, like a neat incision, laying the city open.

- William Gibson, Neuromancer


B. Nagel said...

Have you read Postmodern Pooh by Frederick Crews? It's a collection of lit-crit essays on A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh as presented to the MLA. Tongue firmly planted in cheek. Crews wrote an earlier book entitled The Pooh Perplex which does the same thing, but dated (1963).

Loren Eaton said...

No, but it looks like gold. Just looking over the description reminds me of an English prof who tried to push us into embracing various trendy critical theories. He liked to utter one-liners such as "I don't expect you to become a Marxist overnight" and "I am the god of this class." Going to have to pick it up.