Tag: literature

Book: This Side of Paradise

theparisreview: On this day in 1919, Maxwell Perkins accepted twenty-two-year-old F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise for publication. The novel had started as a shorter piece called The Education of a Personage; following a breakup with future […]

Why Aren’t Chinese People Reading Books Anymore?

The country’s once-robust trade in serious literature has withered under an increasingly materialistic, results-oriented society. It is hard to say the global trend is go digital or people just simply stop paying attention to books. […]

Quotations on Pornography

Pornography that is serious literature aims to “excite” in the same way that books which render an extreme form of religious experience aim to “convert. Susan Sontag “The Pornographic Imagination” Styles of Radical Will