One side note about The Heresy of Formlessness: despite its rather unexciting title, it is a fascinating and compelling read. Every Catholic-- especially every Catholic seminarian-- ought to read it. I loaned it to a friend who was fairly new in St. Louis and somewhat new to the timeless Mass. I was in the immediate aftermath of having read it the first time, and was going on and on about how great it was as I loaned it to him. I'm sure he regretted the dinner invitation during this spiel (if not before). Anyway, the first thing I noticed when I said the title of the book was his eyes glazing over. I assured him the book was better than title would suggest, but that the title was perfect for the book. He said something polite.
Much later he confirmed my suspicions when he confessed he had no interest in the book and merely took it to be polite. He didn't read it for a long time, but when he did, he couldn't believe how great it was.
So, read the book, OK?
Anyway, Mosebach's words as posted at Rorate: