Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The more things change™

Who wrote this–and when?
I need not call your attention to the signs of the times in respect to Magazine literature. You will admit the tendency of the age in this direction. The brief, the terse, the condensed, and the easily circulated will take place of the diffuse, the ponderous, and the inaccessible. Even our Reviews are found too massive for the taste of the day—I do not mean for the taste of the merely uneducated, but also for that of the few.

(More at Meridian)


Blogger Jawbone Catrep Dyer said...

That was Poe, 1841, in his letters soliciting manuscripts for Graham's magazine.

Also, the Meridian link above seems to have gone dead.

4:05 PM  

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