Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Manning Marable died, but his book lives

Manning Marable has suffered the writer's saddest fate: he died just before the publication of his new book, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.

Insert joke about how some writers will do anything to publicize their work.

I never met him, but I exchanged email with him: email from Manning Marable about Malcolm X.

Since he's dead, I feel no guilt about getting his book from the library. It's been reserved.

2 comments:

  1. Do you feel guilty about getting books from the library when the author is still alive?

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  2. Depends on how much I want to support the writer. Encouraging libraries to stock a book is support: if every public library carries your books, your publisher will be happy with your sales.

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