Emperor's new prose

Tue, 5 Apr 1994 10:09:18 CST

C. Pound is quite mistaken to believe that appreciation of clarity
indicates a lack of pleasure in reading and writing. I enjoy both
activities. The most pleasurable sentence to read or write is a clear
one. Clarity has the beauty of crystal. Clarity shares
the immortality of a mathematical equation. Postmodern so-called
"writers" deride clarity because it exposes their intellectual
bankruptcy, and because their "work" is hypocritical faddism.
--Bob Graber