1. notleia says:

    “Real” church trauma. Oof, that conditional is offering a lot of tasty passive-aggression.

    Also, oof, Pilgrim’s Progress. I have reservations about that work, because while it is Important, it is also clunky and tiresome, and we’re missing 80% of the context because most of us don’t have a ready knowledge of 1600s society, politics, and denominational warfare (like, literally warfare). Even with the anvilicious symbolism, a modern reader is only gonna get a passing acquaintance with the authorial intent. I should look through my old anthologies and see how many footnotes are clustered in there.

What say you?