Future of Books and Reading
Pulitzer Prize-winning talked about the future of reading and books. Mr. McMurtry said that in his bookstores people buy books… read more
Pulitzer Prize-winning talked about the future of reading and books. Mr. McMurtry said that in his bookstores people buy books for “imaginative reasons,” not for information. He believes book culture is dying and won’t come back. He ended his presentation by reading two Philip Larkin poems, and then he responded to audience members' questions.
This Friends of Fondren Library Distinguished Guest Lecture was held in the Grand Hall of Rice University Memorial Center. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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