Posted December 5, 2007on:
The Guardian, as always, was good for a laugh or two but I’m sad about Hardwick’s passing. (She wrote the first book of literary criticism that I ever bought and enjoyed.) I can’t say that I haven’t been anticipating such news for a while now because I knew how old she was. Every time I opened a new NYRB issue I’d check to make sure she was still listed in a supervisory capacity.
On a completely unrelated note, if this “new right” is recognised I will never buy music again. Let’s face it Songwriting Assholes of Canada, I don’t need to purchase it, but I do because I like to support artists and keep them going. If you’re going to charge me for a crime I’m not committing then, rest assured, my torrents will be running 24/7 and iTunes will be little more than a dream.