Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tastelessness Is a Venerable American Tradition
If you think the world of literature is going to hell in a handbasket, check out this fun piece from the art website Today's Inspiration, which offers excerpts from a 1953 Fortune magazine article about the horrors of paperback publishing. (This is the third in a series; to see the previous stories, which are equally entertaining, scroll to the bottom and click on "Older Post.") You will be convinced that the world of literature has actually been going to hell in a handbasket for at least the last sixty years, which I find comforting in an odd sort of way.