Marilynne Robinson, author of the much-vaunted novels Gilead and Housekeeping, recently spoke at the University of Kentucky about contemporary writers’ disdain for their readers. "Much of today’s literature, she said, seems to be written on an intellectual level that assumes the reader did not progress beyond childhood. ‘If a grocery store were stocked on the same principle, it would carry only Fruit Loops,’ Robinson said." (via Maud).

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