Ideas

The 1997 CBC Massey Lectures, "The Elsewhere Community"

Exile, identity and fantasy. In the 1997 Massey Lectures, Hugh Kenner writes about the idea that people have a constant need for stimulation from a community encountered "elsewhere." His thinking brings together literature, mathematics, science, computer programming and popular culture. "The dividing line between high and low culture is utterly fictitious," says Hugh Kenner. "Genuine culture is neither high nor low;...
Exile, identity and fantasy.

In the 1997 Massey Lectures, Hugh Kenner writes about the idea that people have a constant need for stimulation from a community encountered "elsewhere." His thinking brings together literature, mathematics, science, computer programming and popular culture.

"The dividing line between high and low culture is utterly fictitious," says Hugh Kenner.

"Genuine culture is neither high nor low; it involves ideas you're happy to keep returning to for the rest of your life."

The Elsewhere Community is published by House of Anansi.

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