The business of literature is blowing sh*t up…

Mar 25, 2013 | Predicates and commas and whatnot

By defining books as against technology, we deny our true selves, we deny the power of the book. Let’s restore to publishing its true reputation—not as a hedge against the future, not as a bulwark against radical change, not as a citadel amidst the barbarians, but rather as the future at hand, as the radical agent of change, as the barbarian.

…from the only smart article I’ve ever read this week. (Virginia Quarterly Review, Richard Nash)