Archive: Imprint season 14 episode 20

Imprint

Imprint delves into the problem of "aliteracy". Statistics show that smart, educated people aren't reading books as much as they used to. Should we be concerned? What are the consequences to our culture? Discussion with Ontario author and psychologist Catherine Gildiner and Ontario writer Russell Smith. Feature interview with pre-eminent Chinese American writer Maxine Hong Kingston. After a lifetime of producing groundbreaking novels, she talks about turning her creative juices to poetry. Medieval Book Curses: Back in the middle ages, books were inscribed with a curse to ward off would-be robbers. Today, Ontario librarian and artist Eric Sangwine has revived these book curses in his art, and is spreading the message through his day job at the Oshawa library.
Aired:
Jul 28, 2003
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