Thursday, September 01, 2011

That's gotta sting

From Theodore Dalrymple, reviewing Virginia Woolfe's Three Guineas:
The Cambridge guide to English Literature describes Three Guineas as an established classic -- but a classic of what genre exactly? Of political philosophy? Contemporary history? Sociological analysis? No: it is a locus classicus of self-pity and victimhood as a genre in itself. In this, it was certainly ahead of its time, and it deserves to be on the syllabus of every department of women's studies at every third-rate establishment of higher education...The book might be better titled: How to Be Privileged and Yet Feel Extremely Aggrieved.


Post a Comment

<< Home