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Read This: The Urgent Matter of Books

Check out Lidia Yuknavitch on The Rumpus, reminding us what books are: "Portable brain defibrillators."

Books, like all art, breed in us desire. In times of crisis and fear and misrepresentation we need desire, or else we shut down and hide out in our houses, succumbing to infotainment and the ease of an available latte, turning off our brains and emotions. Books breed desire.


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