22 February 2008

Damn the Permanence of Great Literature's Eternal Truths

"There is a class that controls a country that is stupid and does not realize anything and never can. That is why we have this war." -Passini, in A Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway 1929

2 comments:

noiselessinfinity said...

"The ultimate gated community is a human being with a closed mind. We're breeding a new race of deracinated people, internal exiles without human ties but with enormous power. It's this new class that runs our planet."

-J.G. Ballard, Super-Cannes

frankie teardrop said...

you're making me want to give hemingway another shot...but my old reservations still stand. lend me something next time our paths cross.

ps- i have dig, lazarus, dig if you want to hear it. i am impressed, despite the weak lead-off single.