Friday, January 21, 2005


Check it out.


From the Tech-Rhet maillist at Interversity.


At 8:56 PM, Blogger Styles said...

Nicholson Baker.

He's to be imagined in 2014, like Melville's "Late Consumptive Usher" and "Sub-Sub-Librarian," dusting off grammars and combing old libraries, looking still for extant copies of real newspapers.

It's democratic work. Google him to see why.

At 1:53 AM, Blogger Rosa G. said...

Hey, Styles,

I'd never heard of the man until you wrote his name here. You've obviously read his work--which one do you suggest a person sample?

At 2:09 PM, Blogger Styles said...

I was thinking only of Baker's Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper. But I'd suggest, too, the essay collection The Size of Thoughts (for his thoughts on "Lumber"), his novel The Mezzanine (which I've noted at YGS), and his John-Updike book, U and I (which I've also noted).

You'll find Baker interesting.


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