Error of Omission

Something to think about next time you’re editing your own work.

This week on

Pick a work of literature or philosophy (or poetry, for that matter), and a sentence from that work that, if the sentence had been excluded from the work, would have made the greatest difference in the work’s interpretation/reception/history in the following years.

My pick?

“To be or not to be.”–William Shakespeare



~ by rfgainey on May 5, 2008.

3 Responses to “Error of Omission”

  1. Actually – it wouldn’t make much difference – most of the play is doubled up (including the ideas of this over-rated and much misunderstood speech).
    Hamlet as an icon is so 19th century: You need to move on to Lear.

  2. Haven’t been called last century since 2001….Hamlet’s still my pick for this. However, Lear IS a good alternative given the current political climate.

    Thanks for the comment.


  3. […] I find it hard to debate her logic. […]

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