Frustrated with his teacher’s insistence to seek out symbolism in literature, 16-year-old Bruce McAllister mailed 150 surveys in 1963 to find out what the authors themselves thought about this critical approach.
Ray Bradbury’s response (above) and many others (Isaac Asimov, Joseph Heller, and John Updike to name a few) via Mental Floss.
Naturally, McAllister went on to become an English professor.
aPhotoEditor via Josef Koudelka: A Restless Eye – NYTimes.com.
See Koudelka’s work since the 1960s on Lightbox.
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Anne Carson, “The Glass Essay”
Read the rest of the poem.
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