Alex Vernon


On his book On Tarzan

Cover Interview of August 10, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Wanting to see if the pursuit of dilettantism and trivia can be intellectually fruitful.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“While Tarzan’s cultural significance demands a serious approach, his inherent ridiculousness heckles such efforts.”

On the second:

“I teach literature because it matters, but also because it’s fun.”