Saturday, April 18, 2009

But Did They Have An Oprah's Book Club?

Classicist, author and blogger Mary Beard describes the glitzy, superficial publishing world of Ancient Rome in this weekend's New York Times Sunday Book Review. Or is she talking about London and New York City, with all the "money-­making booksellers, exploited and impoverished authors, celebrity book launches and career-making prizes." Not to mention the bookstore employees working for slave wages!

"Scrolling Down the Ages" (April 16, 2009) is a must-read!