Lexington Herald-Leader | 08/25/2005 | Author takes her series seriously
I like Rita Mae Brown after reading this article. Not only does she say cool literary things like “Genre books are a sonnet…if you stay inside the format, you can say anything you want,” but she also says uber-cool things like “any reader would have to be a ‘blithering idiot’ not to be thrilled by the pyrotechnics of Shakespeare.”
To be fair, I’m not taking “blithering idiot” as particularly insulting. I think that she’s pointing to people who never read Shakespeare and just assume that he was dull and boring. There are plenty of people out there who really do try, and want to understand, but sometimes find it hard. That’s not the same thing.