“Such are the perfections of fiction...Everything it teaches is useless insofar as structuring your life: you can’t prop up anything with fiction. It, in fact, teaches you just that. That in order to attempt to employ its specific wisdom is a sign of madness...There is more profit in an hour’s talk with Billy Graham than in a reading of Joyce. Graham might conceivably make you sick, so that you might move, go somewhere to get well. But Joyce just sends you out into the street, where the world goes on, solid as a bus. If you met Joyce and said 'Help me,' he’d hand you a copy of Finnegans Wake. You could both cry.” – Gilbert Sorrentino, Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things

Friday, June 4, 2010

Interview on ABC Radio's The Book Show

This morning I was interviewed on The Book Show about digital publishing, book piracy, and the Federal Book Industry Study Group. You can download the interview here.

My specific segment starts at about 16 minutes and 30 seconds into the broadcast (not that I would listen to my own interview, of course . . .).

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