August 26: 2008: Tillyard on living vicariously - 0 Comments

"The exaltation of poets into demigods is all part of the modern tendency to live vicariously, to watch semi-divine sportsmen giving exhibitions instead of playing yourself, to listen to professionals making music on the air instead of yourself acquiring a personal skill, to buy ready-cooked food in tins instead of using the domestic oven."

- E.M.W. Tillyard, The Personal Heresy (part VI), 1939.


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