Tuesday, June 2, 2009
More Work Books Needed?
This was an interesting article about writers and work, though as with most things in the Boston Globe, I don't totally agree with the premise about a dearth of literary work themes. Alain d' Botton misses the beauty of Joshua Ferris's And Then We Came to The End. He writes, "When a new writer like Joshua Ferris does finally devote a novel to tracking the antics inside a corporation the critical reaction is peculiar and telling: He attracts renown and praise for his courage in telling the fresh and entirely unexpected subject matter of going to the office." I think in truth Ferris attracts renown and praise for writing an original novel brilliantly. Or maybe d'Botton is merely drumming up business and doing the good work of promoting a new book. Whatever the case, I did like the photo with the article, so I borrowed it.