High-Brow v. Low-Brow: Thomas Pynchon, the Simpsons, and Why Academia Sucks

Thomas Pynchon loves The Simpsons.  Remember this the next time you feel superior at a dinner party for being one of those people who never watches television, and you choose to tell others about it even if they work in television.  Oh, and if you’ve recently written an obscure academic book on said recluse which will probably never be read, esp. by the writer himself, well, that helps with the shame. “True Tales of Conversational Vengeance,” Matt Selman (TIME)

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