Weekly Holiday

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Thu Oct 12 09:12:23 UTC 2000

What a nice idea.  It would raise the tone considerably.  But it's quite
impossible to implement this kind of procedure for the INDOLOGY list; but
if individuals wish to take this line, that's great.

It reminds me of one of my favourite essays on critical writing, a short
epilogue to _Studies in Words_ by C S Lewis.  I don't have the passage to
quote exactly, but Lewis says that if you are reviewing a terrible book on
a subject you hate by an author you despise, you can always write your
slashing review now, and put it to one side.  A quiet reading later on may
make it easy to decide to throw it in the bin.

(I see I mentioned this book to the list five years ago!)

On Wed, 11 Oct 2000, Rajesh Kochhar wrote:

> I suggest that the list observe a weekly holiday.When letters were
> written out and sent by courier mail, there was enough time to think
> and trevise. With electronic mail, it seems to be a case of
> post-now-think-later. Rajesh Kochhar

Dominik Wujastyk
Founder, INDOLOGY list.

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