Monday, March 07, 2005

Camille Paglia on Contemporary Culture

A few weeks back, we lamented the crushing depths of mediocrity that India's contemporary culture has descended into. Our architecture is rotten. Our music is noise. Our art is a whore. Our literature is alien. Our much-celebrated exports are fake accents in call centers and cold bit-streams from clattering keyboards.

We are, therefore, thrilled about Camille Paglia's new anthology of great poems where, per London Telegraph (via DRUDGE REPORT), she assaults contemporary Western culture whose critics can no longer read, poets can no longer write, and the unacknowledged legislators of our age are writing advertising jingles for peanuts.

Per Ms. Paglia: In our voracious 24-hour news cycles, we're rafting down the roaring river of media. It's exciting and exhilarating, but it's good to remember that SOME things last--and they're in art!

Therefore poets must remember their calling and take stage again.


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