“I do not despise those who inveigh against hip-hop and X-Boxes–but I fear, most powerfully, becoming them.”

In honor of the Library’s upcoming- and sold out- Mother Russia discussion group, which will read and discuss War & Peace and The Brothers Karamazov, here is a Ta-Nehisi Coates describing the sentence as “an instrument of percussion,” fearing an age-induced ossification of his aesthetics, and bemoaning the fact the he just can’t seem to get into Tolstoy’s “large loose baggy monster”.

-Norm De Plume

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