Sunday, March 16, 2008

Now I feel better

Staying with the 'Times, Garrison Keillor has a good time beating up on Eric Wilson's Against Happiness in which the author seems to argue that America's relentless pursuit of a good mood means less art and poetry, fewer suburbs and...well I'm not sure either.

"To argue for melancholia as a force for creativity prompts the question, Why isn’t this a better book, since the author is so miserable? And a Minnesotan reading Wilson, a North Carolinian, on the tonic effect of melancholy winter has to smile."

Me too, actually. Thanks for that.

Posted by Dave

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