The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

5 December 2002

So you want to be a literary critic

On the off-chance that some of you aren't reading Cinderella Bloggerfeller, I point you to the latest exposition from Cindi's bloggergänger Dr. Dinah Dienstag, unexpectedly appearing on a Thursday for once. (I doubt there will be a name change to "Donnerstag", but you never know.)

This time, the good Doctor brings us a list of Essential Clichés, bits of cant which simply can't be overlooked by anyone seeking to make his mark in the murk of Post-Modern Criticism. Or something like that. In the midst of all the pseudo-literary bushwa circulating these days, it's kind of hard to tell.

Posted at 8:31 AM to Almost Yogurt

Mandy Montag, Dinah Dienstag, Millicent Mittwoch, Dorothy Donnerstag, Frieda Freitag, Samantha Samstag and, er, Susan Sontag...there's a whole working week of idiotarian analysts at the University of North-South-West Rhode Island Red.

Posted by: C. Bloggerfeller at 2:17 AM on 6 December 2002

Sontag, I assume, is the, um, sheep of colour of the family.

Posted by: CGHill at 7:08 AM on 6 December 2002

How did you manage to spot the odd one out?

Posted by: C. Bloggerfeller at 11:06 AM on 6 December 2002

Residual grudge from being assigned "Notes on Camp" in English Comp 101 back in the Pleistocene era.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:11 PM on 6 December 2002