Saturday, November 19, 2011
Everyone will be rich here!
"There was no literate middle class to produce a literature. In a pastoral cityless land they lived remote and at economic war with both slave and slaveholder. When they emerged, gradually, son by infrequent son, like old Sutpen, it was not to establish themselves as a middle class but to make themselves barons, too.”
[William Faulkner, describing the class structure of the prewar South to Malcolm Cowley.]