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The Inherent Value of Pulp

23 Jul

During my procrastinations today, I came across a really fantastic piece titled The Almighty Word over at if:book.  Alex Rose discusses the value of “trashy literature” (my own description) as a means to an end- being that it gets people to read. A really good article that raises some great points: do we elevate the written word to a higher status than other media simply out of seniority status or nostalgia? And is it really harmless that some literature is valued simply because it is being read, not because of its content? Great site, great article: both are extremely relevant in this time of changing definitions of what it is to be a reader, an author, a book versus literature, etc.

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