Monday, April 22, 2013

Darkness too Visible: 1910 Edition

The more time I spend in 1910, the more familiar it seems...

EVIL OF FLASHY FICTION—The dime novel or its descendant seems to be still exerting its degrading influence, notes the Boston Pilot, which call attention to the recent Congress of Psychiatria held in Berlin, where Professor Pick, of Prague, told of two boys who ended their lives as a result of reading certain cheap novels with flashy covers. "The young mind is full of fantastic activity, and when this is nourished upon such literature it conduces to a pathological state whose final end is crime."

The Literary Digest 
November 19, 1910

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