1 July 2008

This would be completely unbelievable if it weren’t true. I wonder if there’s some larger historical context here, maybe of attempts to separate artistic works from their reputations – haven’t people sent off manuscripts of books already thought to be great only to have them consigned to the rejection bin? – or, going in another direction, of demonstrating how much taste and the appreciation of taste is shaped by background and context (or of making fun of people for lacking taste).