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Tue, 6 Jul 1993 02:50:21 EDT
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I agree with Alan Reese; the Politically Correct movement is a festering
boil that needs to be lanced.  Unfortunately, it may be too late for the
present crop of students, who seem already to be corrupted.  You see, it's
very easy to have an opinion, however unthought, about some social issue,
and then read it into a work of literature and call it criticism; on the
other hand, dealing with literature *as* literature is HARD, and demands
two things that most students, and a depressing number of faculty, seem
to resist to the death: one must actually read literature, and one must
be willing to constantly challenge one's cherished beliefs in the light
of a text that cannot be whimmed away.

Leslie Kinton
Toronto, Ontario.