Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by V.S. Pritchett
The detective novel is the art-for-art's-sake of our yawning Philistinism, the classic example of a specialized form of art removed from contact with the life it pretends to build on.
V.S. (Victor Sawdon) Pritchett (b. 1900), British author, critic. New Statesman (London, June 16, 1951). "The Roots of Detection," Books in General (1953).
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
Copyright © 2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.