Sunday, January 04, 2009

The Art of Reading. Industry.

"Since reading is an industry in its own right somebody somewhere is getting the profits. Publishers, critics, lecturers, second-hand booksellers and shoplifters. It's a complete study of how parasites and their hosts exist...The hidden persuaders are well dug in behind the ramparts and they know exactly how to stimulate that kind of phoneyness which a complacent reading public takes for its own good taste."

Dambudzo Marechera, The Black Insider.


Id it is said...

I'm not quite clear that it is only the reader that's phoney here; the writer is an equal partner there...?

Eshuneutics said...

Ah, indeed, indeed, indeed, in it together together, up to the necks in blood :-)