One-Minute Book Reviews

July 21, 2007

Alas! Harry Potter 16, Philip Larkin 0

Filed under: Poetry — 1minutebookreviewswordpresscom @ 7:04 pm
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Game over for boy-wizard-versus-titan-of-20th-century-poetry?

Alas! All the Harry Potter posts have finally ousted the great English poet Philip Larkin from the top 50 posts in the Entertainment category on the WordPress News Front Page www.news.wordpress.com. As of 6 p.m. Eastern time there were 16 posts about Potter and none about Larkin. Or, more specifically, no sign of “The Case Against Poetry Readings” www.oneminutebookreviews.wordpress.com/2007/07/19 that’s been holding for a day or.

So this match is over unless Larkin gets a link big enough to thrust him back into the limelight. Do you think there’s any chance that Scobleizer will develop a sudden interest in poetry? Some of those tech geek bloggers must know that Larkin is a Killer App …

(c) 2007 Janice Harayda. All rights reserved.

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