catson52 wrote:Proving nothing except how silly and shallow academia has become
Academics, with whom I do not associate myself(though I have been teaching AP English forever (and 3 years at the Naval Academy)), live in an intellectual world devoid (mostly) of practical considerations, so calling them shallow and silly is redundant, but . . . dismiss their opinions of what great literature is at your own folly; this is their field of expertise, and they know far more about it than you or I do. We just know what we 'like'.