He [Carlyle] took despairing or satirical views of literature at this moment; recounted the incredible sums paid in one year by the great booksellers for puffing. Hence it comes that no newspaper is trusted now, no books are bought, and the booksellers are on the eve of bankruptcy."From English Traits, published in 1856. Emerson visited England in 1847.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Rereading Emerson: nothing is new under the sun
Posted by Malleus at 4/22/2008 08:52:00 PM