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The Book's Terms of Service
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If this was the set, then this, from Matthew Battles, is the spike: The Book: Terms of Service. Simultaneously sharp satire and a really strong, beautiful statement of values.

It’s a reminder that books at their best are not just intellectual objects, not just aesthetic objects, but democratic objects.

And it makes me think of Salman Rushdie’s claim:

Literature is the one place in any society where within the secrecy of our own heads, we can hear voices talking about everything in every possible way.

Go go go read it read it read it.

September 9, 2009 / Uncategorized

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Reminds me of Haroun and the Sea of Stories. “It’s the mixing of the streams that makes them new.” Or something like that.

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