Private: The view from the sidelines is fine, thanks

In “A.S. Byatt and the goblet of bile,” an article for Salon, Charles Taylor takes issue with Byatt’s critique of the Harry Potter books. Taylor says, “the either/or scenario proposed by high-culture guardians like Byatt … seems so churlish, so ready to make the appreciation of high culture seem the dreary duty it was when we were schoolchildren.”