Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It is easy to succeed in the field of poetry.
The problem is doing so in a way that is not disgusting.

"...new producers whose only capital is their conviction can establish themselves in the market by appealing to the values whereby the dominant figures accumulate their symbolic capital..."

"...only those who can come to terms with the 'economic' constraints inscribed in this bad-faith economy can reap the full 'economic' profits of their symbolic capital."

- Bourdieu, p. 76, "The Production of Belief: Contribution to an Economy of Symbolic Goods," as found in _The Field of Cultural Production_ (Columbia UP, 1993)

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