Magpie Murders & Agatha

“He was not willfully old-fashioned…he sometimes wondered if there might not be hidden costs for a humanity…”

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The Risk of Reading: How Literature Helps Us to Understand Ourselves and the World

p. 1 “The technologies creating the digital revolution devalue language and increasingly do away with boundaries, celebrating speed and boundless exhilaration.  The visual trumps the linguistic, while the image and the screen trump the word and the book.” Highly recommended by “Twitter” colleagues, I began reading this new work while sitting in the library. My students…