Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Things I don't know what to make of

A.S. Byatt:
"I think about how much thinner literary characters have got since the disappearance of Christianity."

Hmm.

1. When did that happen?
2. There are many great literary characters of whom I can't say I ever considered religion to be the driving force.
3. What does that say about her own characters?

"Without religion we've been reduced to sex and death." And that's bad?

2 comments:

GaelicGrl said...

I'm with you...

Without metaphysics, we're reduced to literary criticism. That's not a bad thing, imho.

GaelicGrl said...

i mean that we're reduced to commenting on how people present ideas in written form as opposed to attacking the arguments from any absolute.

i'm driving at something here, be patient...