Saturday, November 17, 2007

Casual Fridays Ad Absurdam?

Found this at Blog and Mablog:
The heroin addict "was under the influence of the idea that some aspects of reality are more real than others: that the seedy side of life is more genuine, more authentic, than the refined and cultured side—and certainly more glamorous than the bourgeois and respectable side. This idea could be said to be the fundamental premise of modern popular culture"
(from Theodore Dalrymple, Life at the Bottom, p. 119).

1 comment:

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I've got the book somewhere if you want to borrow it. Unless I gave it to one of my sons or something.