Why would we think that only people who have the right bloodlines can write...– Ron Charles quoting Stephen Greenblatt
"Books don't go viral."
”The precise thing that makes idea-driven books so valuable to readers — their immersive qualities, the intimate, one-on-one relationship they facilitate between authors and readers — also make them pretty lousy as actual sharers of ideas.” Setting aside the white-hot irony of this statement, Megan Garber makes some interesting points about the evolution from book-as-final-product...
Madeline’s love troubles began when the French theory she was reading...– Jeffrey Eugenides, on Fresh Air. (via nprfreshair)