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Is there anything inherently wrong with the consumption of literature, particularly the canon, solely for entertainment?

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>> No.12318962

Literature is entertainment. Some of us require more entertaining than others and need to read Tolstoy rather than Grisham to be entertained, but it will always be entertainment.

>> No.12319003

Novels are just movies for pseuds

>> No.12319004

Yes, because the canon is not mindlessly entertaining. You would be much better off reading YA or light fiction from the 21st century

>> No.12319012

>canon is not mindlessly entertaining
It is entertaining though, because its entertainment.

>> No.12319019

That is true, but what I'm trying to say is that underlying complex themes and ideas take out spots where there could be more meaningless plot. Sure it's entertaining, but a completely vapid book is much more concentrated entertainment

>> No.12319035

>underlying complex themes and ideas
But I find these entertaining, as surely you do as well. Obviously it's more sophisticated than some Dan Brown nonsense, but it's still essentially the same thing.
The only real difference between Puccini and Lloyd-Webber is Puccini is much, much better at doing the same thing

>> No.12319101

Those are some great looking milkers

>> No.12319238

At least a half of Western canon are adventure and plot-driven (e.g. Dostoevsky and Dickens) stories.

>> No.12319244

>Puccini is much, much better at doing the same thing
Remind me, how many memorable catchy tunes this guy wrote? Two?

>> No.12319294

That's why you consume it.

>> No.12320895

this but unironically