The Gospel in Dickens
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August 03, 2017


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"A reader who has feasted on Dickens must ultimately feel, for a man who can find almost nothing but poison in that magnificent spread, the most profound pity." Well said! I have read everyone of his novels except for Our Mutual Friend, which I will be reading this fall. It saddens me to think I will be all done with the novels, but joy in knowing I can experience them again and again - each time reading brings a new thing to light. If Dickens' work were food, it would truly be a sumptuous feast.

I should read the article, but just hearing you talk about it makes me angry. So to Mr. Mamet I say he's entitled to his (wrong) opinion. And though Dickens' works have never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that they have done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless them! (sorry couldn't resist... :-))

Mamet's article was a throwaway for money with no real point to make other than to display his contempt for literature. He is a hack. Oh, he loves Trollope, though...

I am unable to access the full article, but judging by the title and your commentary, it sounds like one of those click-bait articles written to be more provocative than constructive. ;) It is certainly sad, though, that he should choose to target Dickens with this.

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