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I totally agree!
Peter M.

Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>"He is very busy, having published 5 books in the last three years and at
>least 17 in the last 20 or so...."
>
>One of my professors at Michigan, Art Eastman, once suggested that no
>professor should be allowed to publish a book before he/she was 40. Probably
>"until 50 would" be even better.
>
>The number of books which might have made a good essay constitutes about 95%
>or more of the books published by university faculty. The current
>interpretation of "publish or perish" -- i.e., publish a _book_ or perish,
>is a serious crime against the intellect. In some fields (i.e. Shakespeare
>studies) it had become such a crime by mid-century. I remember G.B. Harrison
>(in coffee-shop chatter) saying that he still read the bibliographies but
>had given up reading much of the annual production of books and articles on
>Shakespeare.
>
>Carrol