July 23, 2004
Who Killed Literary Reading?Colloquy: Join an online discussion about a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts that describes an apparent decline in reading habits by Americans. Who, if anyone, is to blame for the trend?
You don't need a survey to detect the decline of reading, the diminished clout of the book.
Just mull anecdotal comparisons. Back in the 14th century, Edward III swapped 80 oxen for one illustrated tome, thinking that he'd pulled off