Easy Reading and Reading the Easy...

article posted Sep 3, 01:42

Like many people in writing and publishing I’ve been known to spend a little time thinking about what people read, what they say they enjoy, and what gets recognized as good writing… Or as important writing. This piece at the Times considers a few questions that have struck me too in recent years.

What is the place of complexity and/or nuance in a culture that more and more demands immediate satisfaction of needs and easy solutions to every problem? I don’t know that there’s a simple response to that (indeed, that may be the point) but, at least, there’s some food for thought with which to begin in this article.