People these days are reluctant to read the canonical texts, but they love fiction. Not all fiction, mind you, for they are sick of exemplary themes and far prefer the obscene and fantastic. How low contemporary morals have sunk! Anyone concerned about public morality will want to retrieve the situation.”

Li Yu (1610-1680) Chinese playwright, novelist, publisher
The Carnal Prayer Mat (c. AD 1657)
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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