Thursday, April 03, 2008
The Solitary Vice
More food for thought on the hand-wringing over how little (actual or perceived) people are reading these days. Here's an interview with Mikita Brottman, the author of The Solitary Vice: Against Reading. Here's the gist:
"... Brottman, who has a PhD in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, is unconcerned. Despite her own book's title, she doesn't believe people should stop reading. In fact, she says we're reading more than ever — websites, email, text messages, blogs — and that this type of reading is more valuable than an unhappy slog through The Iliad."
Thanks to Bookslut for the link.