Saturday, May 9, 2009

WH Auden on Mass Media

Attributed to W.H. Auden, one of my favorite poets:

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. This is bad for everyone; the majority lose all genuine taste of their own, and the minority become cultural snobs.
  • "The Poet & The City" (p.83)

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