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"There is no relationship between the quality of the writing and the conviviality of the writer who wrote it. I think it’s ridiculous to expect to like someone who wrote a book you love, but the increasing visibility of writers on social media—who are expected to be the ambassadors of their books—amps up the pressure to be well-liked."
Cheryl Strayed said. We’ve already decided that it’s okay for fictional characters to be unlikable, but what about nonfiction writers? At the VQR blog, Jennifer Niesslein interviews essayists on whether their success is based on how amiable they are. (via millionsmillions)
"If printed books do become obsolete in the next 50 years, Franzen is pleased that at least he won’t have to see it. “One of the consolations of dying is that [you think], ‘Well, that won’t have to be my problem’,” he said. “Seriously, the world is changing so quickly that if you had any more than 80 years of change I don’t see how you could stand it psychologically.”"

Jonathan Franzen warns ebooks are corroding values | Books | guardian.co.uk

Editorial comment: It saddens me whenever fear trumps wonder and curiosity in someone’s worldview.

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Whoa.  Infoneer gave insight.  AND I LIKE IT.  

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"The London Review of Books wanted to create a digital literary work that pushed the boundaries of the literary essay well beyond its traditional form; using digital technology to loosen and enhance the structure of the essay, changing the way the reader interacts with the text."
the introduction to Will Self’s multimedia smörgåsbord entitled “Kafka’s Wound.” (via millionsmillions)
"Every generation rewrites the book’s epitaph; all that changes is the whodunit."
Leah Price provides the long history of our proclaiming the death of the book. (via millionsmillions)

While interning at the American Library in Paris a few summers ago, I came across this issue of Library Journal from 1950. This is sweet, beautiful proof that we’ve been worried about new media making reading obsolete for oh…ever.

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Fantastic interview with the Columbia architecture grad who turned NYC’s phone booths into pop-up guerrilla libraries.
File Sharing Just Got Real: Brooklyn Gets On-Demand Book Printer