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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Program ID:
283512-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Houston, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Jan 31, 2009
Last Aired:
Jan 2, 2010

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  • Jan 31, 2009 | 8:58pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 01, 2009 | 12:11am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 02, 2009 | 5:44pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 16, 2009 | 10:09am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 01, 2010 | 3:34pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 02, 2010 | 5:31am EST | C-SPAN 3
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