the rigorous m

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quotes: more modern-living pessimism

Posted by rigorousm on January 2, 2011

As the ecology of spirit, voice, and passion deteriorate, barely marked by gentrification, smog, and manic speech, while in the mirrors of mass-market literature, film, television, journalism, our lives are reflected back to us as terrible and little lives, without continuity, buyable and salable, at one moment, mere blips on a screen that this is the way we live now. Memory marketed as nostalgia; terror reduced to mere suspense, to melodrama.

– Adrienne Rich – What is found there: notebooks on poetry and politics, “What would we create?” p. 20.

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