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¿Quién necesita un canon literario?

Broken glasses. Fuente: friedmanarchives

Jean Hannah, en el blog de The Guardian, cita unas declaraciones de sir Jonathan Sacks en las que lamenta que el Canon Literario británico se haya quebrado y nadie lo toma en cuenta por culpa de las nuevas tecnologías, lo que conlleva a la desintegración de la identidad nacional. Pero para Hannah eso no es necesariamente una mala noticia. Interesantísima discusión que podría ser importada al Perú (y a Latinoamérica... la propondré para el Bogotá39 en Cartagena de Indias): ¿Necesitamos un canon literario?

Dice el post: "Multiculturalism, according to Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, is done. And he claims the British literary canon, along with a cohesive British national identity, is a regrettable casualty of a movement that was intended to give everyone an opportunity to feel at home but which has ended up giving no one an incentive to assimilate. In an excerpt from his new book, The Home We Build Together: Recreating Society, published in the Times, Sacks laments the decline of the British literary canon as a result of the current revolution in information technology: "With the new technologies," he writes, "the idea of an autonomous national culture disintegrates. Until recently, national cultures were predicated on the idea of a canon, a set of texts that everyone knew. In the case of Britain they included the Bible, Shakespeare and the great novels. The existence of a canon is essential to a culture. It means that people share a set of references and resonances, a public vocabulary of narratives and discourse. Until the early 1950s a politician could quote the Bible and expect people to know what he was alluding to. No longer."

Yes: in the last 60 years the ease with which the common man could quote Bible passages at will has certainly been drastically reduced. But is this necessarily evidence of a fraying national culture? The assumption that this set of texts was universally known in Britain is itself fallible: while these texts were undoubtedly familiar to anyone with a solid middle-class education, their accessibility, with the exception of the Bible, to those outside the echelons of the well-educated was limited. Arguable, then, that the national culture that was established on the back of this canonical literature did not necessarily emerge from the collective imaginings of the British community as a whole but rather from that of a relatively small, privileged group. And yes: contemporary technology has resulted in the publication of a great deal of rubbish, a great deal of narrow-mindedness, and a great deal of material that can be very divisive. There certainly are instances in which, as Sacks writes, ostensibly new tolerance has proved to be more detrimental that the old version - in the idealised canonical age, no doubt, authors did need to actually write their books to become bestsellers. The immensity of choice means that worthwhile voices may be drowned out by louder, less worthy ones."

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3:46 p.m.

HOLA IVAN:

ayer vi tu programa , hablaron de "MARTIN ADAM" y su obra "la casa de carton" ,uno de mis escritores favoritos, me encanta su rebeldia y sentido del humor que manifiesta en sus obras, un gran reperesentante del vanguardismo, donde impone un criterio de protesta , de libertad, de dinamismo revolucionario, donde reacciona contra lo normal y tradicional , pues ivan a nosotros los jovenes nos fascina los escritores revolucionarios ,que esten en contra de reglas absurdas , erradicando lo tradicional, ivan!! que mas puedo decir.."UN EXCELENTE ESCRITOR", jaja Y MUY GRACIOSITO.
hey ivan me hubieras invitado a tu programa , yo tambien queria dar mi opinion sobre matin adam y su obra, hubieras dicho: tenemos como invitada a INGRID MOYA !!, y seguro te hubieran preguntado quien es ella? y tu hubieras respondido es una estudiante de ciencias con amor a la literatura ,ja!!pz invitaste a un fisico!para la proxima invitas a una biologa, osea a mi!! = )
jajaj

kuidese ivan
bendiciones
INGRID MOYA    



7:51 p.m.

Bueno Iván, en la misma linea del comentario anterior te pido que me tengas en cuenta como panelista en caso de que discutas alguna de estas novelas: TRavesuras de la niña mala de Vargas Llosa, El Enigma de Paris de De Santis, o Radio Ciudad Perdida de Alarcón.
Soy egresado de sociologia de san marcos de 27 años.

atte.
Guido Cuadros    



8:08 p.m.

hola ivan, yo tambiñen vi tu programa que por cierto muy bueno,la casa de cartón es una obra para mi al principio muy aburrida pero la descripción de los personajes la hace interesante.    



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