On The Shelf

In an article for Standpoint, Dalrymple laments the loss of the book as a physical object:

If I had my time again I’d have less to do with people and even more to do with books than I had the first time around: but I would have to come back in the past rather than the future, because the book as an artefact seems to have ever less importance in our culture…

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Correction: This piece is in Standpoint, not the Spectator.

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