Notebook: January 25, 2019

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Jean McGarryJan 25Liked by ann kjellberg

The notion of "comps" reminds me of movie elevator pitches. I'm more despairing about the biz and the future of literature than is AK, herself a literary saint. Reading is a pleasure that doesn't fit, or even make sense, in a life of screens and texts and instantaneity. To so many, it doesn't even resemble a pleasure. The problem at a higher level is media monopoly--those five publishing giants says it all.

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ann kjellbergJan 26

You are so too kind (to me)! And probably right. But one needs to keep trying to make it possible, yes? Keep the chair with the lamp ready for its potential occupant...

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