FACT OF THE DAY:
English Literature in the Sixteenth Century, Excluding Drama by Lewis was published today (Sept. 16) in 1954. (It was nearly 30 years in the making).
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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“The rule of decorum exists to avoid clashes or shocks to organized sensibility: but it was an early discovery that an occasional defiance of the rule, resulting in a shock, can give pleasure; a pleasure rich in tragic or comic possibilities. Indeed one of the purposes for which the rule exists is that it may sometimes be broken.”
English Literature in the Sixteenth Century