Letter: Dumb kids' TV

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Dumb kids' TV

Sir: John Walsh is right to emphasise the joys of "getting" high culture ("How low can we go", 2 March). But his belief in a hierarchy of high and low culture is too entrenched. A hierarchy assumes a generalised response from the viewer, reader, listener. Post-modernism, if it means anything, is the understanding that response is based on individual experience as well as shared assumptions. In effect every reader creates a slightly different text.

TOM de CASTELLA

Sheffield

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