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Bard Barred For Being Too Boring
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2226  Tuesday, 25 November 2003

From:           Marcus Dahl <
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Date:           Monday, 24 Nov 2003 14:05:45 -0000
Subject: 14.2209 Bard Barred For Being Too Boring
Comment:        RE: SHK 14.2209 Bard Barred For Being Too Boring

>>"In reality there is no kind of evidence or argument by which one can
>>show that Shakespeare, or any other writer, is 'good'. Nor is there any
>>way of definitely proving that-for instance-Warwick Beeping is 'bad'.
>>Ultimately there is no test of literary merit except survival, which is
>>itself an index to majority opinion.
>
>I'm embarrassed to admit knowing this, but the name is Warwick Deeping:
>once popular English sentimental novelist, flourished in the 1920s and
>'30s, cited in _Brighton Rock_ as proof of a character's bad literary
>taste.  There should be a Warwick Beeping, however -- the inventor of
>the cell phone, perhaps.
>
>Arthur Lindley

Dear Arthur and others

Sorry for my typo error! Don't they also *bleep* out swear words?

Cheers,
Marcus D

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