Haven't I Heard That One Before?

Just the other day Jessa Crispin, on her weblog "Blog of a Bookslut", wrote: "I was talking to a friend last night about the news stories that cycle through once a year -- nobody reads poetry anymore, comic books aren't just for kids, Jane Austen fans are fucking nuts -- but I forgot one: What's so great about reading anyway? My friend asked how long these stories will keep being rewritten. I responded, as long as newspapers keep paying fifty cents a word."

I'm sorry to say she missed another one: Australian literature: does it have a future?. Hardly surprising as this one is all ours. This and the annual, "What's Wrong With the Miles Franklin". Hey, even I've played on that ground.

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