ERIC Number: ED230960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The State of the Book World, 1980. Three Talks Sponsored by the Center for the Book Viewpoint Series No. 5.
Kazin, Alfred; And Others
The views of three prominent figures concerning the current state of the book world are presented in the three separate essays in this booklet. The first essay, by critic and educator Alfred Kazin, addresses the state of literature in the United States, focusing upon financial pressures and the failure of current writers to see beyond today in their works. In the second essay, publisher Don Lacy reviews the history of the publishing industry and comments upon its current problems. In the final essay, former Commissioner of Education, Ernest L. Boyer discusses the interrelationships of books and education, arguing that books will not be replaced in schools, and that television, computers, and other technological tools will simply supplement them. (FL)
Library of Congress, Central Services Division, Washington, DC 20540 (Free of charge).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Advisory Board of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress (Washington, DC, April 14, 1980).