Monday, September 25, 2017

What is a "Barely Relevant Discursion"?

And now a word from one of our Classics authors
(from Fahrenheit 451, via izQuotes)

One of the things that makes Baquet's Guide to the World's Classics--well--BAQUET'S Guide, is the personal perspective of a man who has been reading for a lifetime: me.

In talking about the books and authors (and artists and artworks, and compositions and composers, and films and directors) we call "classics," I will frequently--as we garrulous old men are wont to do--take off on tangents, digressions...discursions.

One definition of this word (on is "a wandering or logically unconnected statement."

Yeah, but... In fact, my discursions are not completely unconnected, they're just "barely relevant."

You could probably skip the "Barely Relevant Discursions" and still get the gist of the Listing.

But where would be the fun in that?

Created Sep. 25, 2017

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