Wednesday, July 04, 2007

The thing with academics

"'I'll tell you what my thing is with academics,' she continued in a harder tone. 'They take something that is complete, say a story, that is not material to work with-- it's complete; it is to the writer anyway-- and they take it as crude ore that they're taking out of the ground, to suit some purpose of their own, and I find this outrageous.'" -Mavis Gallant in this month's Walrus.