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Die Vor­leser

Satur­day 11 July 2009 22:25

(I love post­ing stuff with a ti­tle that starts with "Die") But Die Vor­le­ser is not that bad. Ijo­ma Man­gold is no Tom Paulin and Ame­lie Fried is no Al­li­son Pear­son. But the is­sue I have with such a show is that it caters for a niche, and tends to get elit­ist. I don't mind peo­ple talk­ing about books like they are im­por­tant (the books), but it shouldn't look like every book is more im­por­tant than any movie, game, mu­sic video and every oth­er piece of me­dia that is out there. There is still ad­hered to this myth­i­cal im­age of a lone artist who strug­gles with blank pa­per in a type­writer in some at­tic with plen­ty of al­co­hol to write a book, try­ing to mak­ing that prod­uct ap­pear less fake than the mul­ti-mil­lion dol­lar re­leas­es in the game- and movie in­dus­try. If we'd care about strug­gling artists we would only need to read live­jour­nal and watch youtube. If it's about sto­ry­telling things get more in­ter­est­ing.


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