Friday, October 17, 2008

A New Dunciad

The Dunciad, by Alexander Pope: Wikipedia entry; full text (of the A edition)

Nominee for inclusion in a New Dunciad: Lee Siegel

"A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead." - Book II, line 28 in the version cited above

dunciad alexander pope

[Nomination for inclusion in a New Dunciad may be a recurring feature. There is just such a variety of hard-headed stupidity on the internet, even among people writing about literature.]

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