When preachers preach of evil fates Teachers teach that knowledge waits Disillusioned words like bullets bark One hardly knows where to begin with language of such flatness, banality, and subliteracy
; it destroys all possibility of meaning.
We are to shrug off the cultural gloom, ignore the bombardment of dancing-with-the-millionaires TV, YouTubed, Facebooked subliteracy
, as well as the heavy thumping of New Criterion defenders of high culture, and allow ourselves free-form delight in reading.
Bonfire of the Humanities: Television, Subliteracy
, and Long-Term Memory Loss.
I also doubt he's ever read Baraka's poem, or his subsequent defense, both of which are well worth studying and far less deserving of the charges of subliteracy
, viciousness and paranoia than much of what Hitchens puts out these days.
"I thought you were dead," Boga mutters, in a pithy display of emotional subliteracy
The predicament is summed up in the title of a new book from Syracuse University Press: Bonfire of the Humanities: Television, Subliteracy
and Long-Term Memory Loss.