Thursday, February 14, 2008

Notes on the Alleged Decline of Reading

In the February issue of Harper's Magazine you can read an article by Ursula Le Guin entitled Staying Awake: Notes on the Alleged Decline of Reading. In it, she directly challenges the "moralizing tone" of the NEA report, To Read or Not to Read. You'll remember that this report, released last November, found that nearly every kind of reading, at nearly every level, is on the decline.

Le Guin has an interesting response. Do try and get your hands on a copy of the magazine. This is provocative stuff.

1 comment:

  1. Perhaps I'm out of the ordinary, but I read quite often.

    It might not be on paper, but that doesn't mean it's any less of a read.