I want to write about the future of book-as-object. I have a lot of thoughts about it. But I've been momentarily distracted by the news that Heidegger's Glasses have been bought by boh a Dutch press and Italian press in a pre-empt. I always remind myself that any sort of acheivement isn't the same as the work. It's a serieis of lucky accidents. Still, I'm so happy that this book will reach readers in other countries. And happy to be going to the LA Festival of Books and the NY Book Expo. I've always told my students that writing is 95% hard work and 5% public persona and a kind of drag. It's hard to reach readers without that 5%. But you must never believe that you *are* that persona. You are working alone--in sweats, in a bathrobe, muttering in a cafe. You've accepted the fact that you'll never be quite satisfied with what you do. A day with some words is a day of work. And so is a day without them.
Causes Thaisa Frank Supports
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