"Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man." -- Heidegger
Not even Jane Austen could get published today
Jane Austen freak sent off opening chapters and synopses from Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Pride and Prejudice to 18 publishers. Then the rejection letters started coming back -- for all of them. And only one editor spotted the fraud.