Edith Wharton: The Vice of Reading

EDITH WHARTON – That “diffusion of knowledge” commonly classed with steam-heat and universal suffrage in the category of modern improvements, has incidentally brought about the production of a new vice — the vice of reading. No […]

Lafcadio: On Reading (1)

PATRICK LAFCADIO HEARN (KOIZUMI YAKUMO) – I wish to keep my promise regarding a series of lectures relating to literary life and work, to be given independently of texts or authorities, and to represent, as far […]