Do you think it just to describe you as a reactionary?
An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along; he must offer some little opposition. Even the great Victorian artists were all anti-Victorian, despite the pressures to conform.
I'm reading an awful lot about Evelyn Waugh for my dissertation and I think it's safe to say that I've never disagreed with a writer as much. However, I'm very lucky to do my reading - and gesture wildly and in silence - in my favourite spot in the library.