The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Monday, November 24, 2003
More on the Commercialization of Literature
From an interview with Dubravka Ugresic in the Boston Globe:

"So why do I grumble? Because the book has become a product like any other -- that is the price of the marketization of culture. Unwilling or unable to put time and effort into educating ourselves about the options, we end up buying what everybody else buys. Worse, we start enjoying the books we are manipulated into buying -- even defending them against pretentious jerks who dare criticize them. In exactly the same way that we slowly become Ikea-people, we also become Booker Prize-people, Harry Potter-people, Stephen King-people."

So what kind of person are you?