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Hey

Just wondering if anyone can help figure out what this means. I did a literal translation but I just can't wrap my head around it. I'm stuck.

John Steinbeck's Nobel Prize Banquet Speech (for Literature-1962):

"Literature was not promulgated by a pale and emasculated critical priesthood singing their litanies in empty churches--nor is it a game for the cloistered elect, the tin-horn mendicants of low-calorie despair."

Thanks :colors:
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Literature was not published/created by a feeble and weak priesthood singing their prayers in empty churches, nor is it a game for the privelged and protected, the insignificant beggars who are hungry.

That's all I got for ya. If I have time later I may add. Hope that helps.
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@g93 wrote
Literature was not published/created by a feeble and weak priesthood singing their prayers in empty churches, nor is it a game for the privelged and protected, the insignificant beggars who are hungry.

That's all I got for ya. If I have time later I may add. Hope that helps.


Thanks, that helps a little :)

Anyone have some deeper insights?
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