“Don’t get rid of art; get rid of social relations.”

Later, as the 1980s came to a close, publishing began to change, and there were obstacles. She began to complain to me that publishers seemed to want her to be an unpaid member of their marketing department, when it was her job to write. Publishing houses started to become parts of conglomerates, imprints were bought … Continue reading “Don’t get rid of art; get rid of social relations.”

The Golden Notebook: Notes

When I heard that Doris Lessing died, I immediately resolved to read one of her books, since I felt as if I'd been missing my rendezvous with her work for years.  I bought an old mass market paperback copy of The Golden Notebook during my freshman year of college from the now-defunct bookseller in front … Continue reading The Golden Notebook: Notes