What is literature? The literary crap that lasts due to presumed mass assumption of merit! Yes, the stuff we hand down in thick volumes of see-through thin paper to reluctant youths and tell them, "Read fifty to a hundred pages of this by tomorrow!" English literature is what I majored in at St. Olaf College, where my ten year college reunion is happening this weekend. Of course, I will not be attending the reunion, as I am busy/exhausted from being in the middle of teaching a Literature course at a vocational school-A REQUIRED literature class, where the required textbook is actually called LITERATURE.
O, literature! Attaining your airy heights is every writer's dream, yet as soon as Literature embraces you, you might as well be dead if (you already aren't so)!