A Reading Life

This has been a good week for books. Patti Smith, in accepting her National Book Award for Just Kids, made an impassioned plea for the future of the book, rejoicing in the materiality of the book form. On the NYRB blog, Claudia Gonson of the Magnetic Fields related her literary biography. This exercise is important, I think, to know where we’re coming from as readers and thinkers. Continue reading “A Reading Life”