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The death of scholarship

There’s a new study of Sophocles out, which is the good news from a book review in the New Criterion, one of the last bastions of literate commentary among America’s little magazines. The bad news, according to the reviewer, is that the new book is largely unintelligible. That is, it’s written in the muddy style that has come to be known as deconstructionist literary criticism. The title of the review: ...

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