Movies, Art, and The Hunger Games

I am involved in an intermittent but (likely) ongoing conversation with a friend about the im/possibility of the movie medium qualifying as art. He says no; I still wonder. His objections seem to follow those advanced by Roger Scruton in An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Modern Culture, especially the chapter entitled “Surface and Surfeit,” which […]

C. S. Lewis on Why We Read

I was going to include this in with another quote and do some whining about a third (related) topic, but I think this one ought to stand by itself.

Literary experience heals the wound, without undermining the privilege, of individuality.

~from An Experiment in Criticism.