One-minute review: Two types of mind inhabit
“Nothing comes to the book-shops but politics, travels, statistics, tabulation and engineering, and even what is called philosophy and letters is mechanical in its structure, as if inspiration had ceased, as if no vast hope, no religion, no song of joy, no wisdom, no analogy existed any more.”
Comment: An old/modern complaint. No one reads serious literature any more (2010). RayS.
American Essays. Ed. Charles B. Shaw. A Pelican