I got into a particularly pointless debate about JK Rowling recently, when someone airily commented that they’d take some long-dead novelist (I forget who) "over Harry Potter ANY day", going on to assert, and rather forcefully, that there was really no comparison between the "quality" of one over the other. ... In short, if it’s old, it gets a free pass in the admiration stakes. We overlay old things with a patina of deference. And not just because they are windows on the past, and therefore precious, but because nostalgia FOR the past is so endemic.Whether or not you agree, it's certainly an interesting topic to discuss!
Lynne Barrett-Lynne writing for WalesOnline.co.uk
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