Cita

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Aquest cop, la frase fa referència al món del periodisme i és d'Oscar Wilde, escriptor i poeta irlandès del segle XIX mort en penoses circumstàncies. A "The Critic as Artist" va dir:

"Quina és la diferència entre la literatura i el periodisme?... El periodisme és il·legible i la literatura és no-llegida!"

Wilde va tenir una vida molt dura, especialment els últims anys. Va acabar a la presó acusat poc menys que de pederasta pel pare del seu jove amant. És comprensible que això l'impregnés d'un caràcter pessimista que es reflectia en les seves opinions. Aquesta frase seva, doncs, s'entén des d'aquesta perspectiva.

ENGLISH Version

This is a quotation by Oscar Wilde, an Irish dramatist, novelist and poet who lived in the 19th century and died under sad cirscumstances. At "The Critic as Artist", he quoted:

"But what is the difference between literature and journalism?...Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all"

Wilde had a very hard life, especially during his last years. He spent some at prison after being accused by the father of his young lover Alfred. It is understandable that his pesimistic vision of the world was reflected in some of his opinions.