Re: Influence of classic literature on writers declining, study claims...
Everything has its place, I think. Someone said that the general public of today find the classics difficult and not enjoyable to read. However, for an educated Victorian person, general literature of today, with its quicker pace and focus on the concrete and character, would probably not interest them much.
Styles of art, literature including, change along with the fashions of society. it isn't so much a bad thing as just a healthy, natural progression, i think. People still take inspiration from the classics. Just as much as they did before, even. But they also move writing forwards from those old styles