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November 04, 2014

Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview

"Bloom never pissed me off because there are critics out there, and he's one of them, who take their ignorance about popular culture as a badge of intellectual prowess. He might be able to say that Mark Twain is a great writer, but it's impossible for him to say that there's a direct line of descent from, say, Nathaniel Hawthorne to Jim Thompson because he doesn't read guys like Thompson. He just thinks, 'I never read him, but I know he's terrible.'"

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 4, 2014 09:57 AM