WISE COMMENTATORS have long evaluated books and bookmaking. "Man builds no structure which outlives a book," wrote Eugene Fitch Ware in The Book, and Justin M'Carthy's A Ballade of Book-Making declared, "The critics challenge and defend ... of making books there is no end." Others have written loving odes to the book. Garrison Keillor, for instance: The book is a "great and ancient invention," he marveled, "slow to hatch, as durable as a turtle, light and shapely as befits a descendant of the tree .... A handsome, useful object begotten by the passion for truth ... [books] contain our common life and keep it against the miserable days when meanness operates with a free hand, and save' it for the day when the lonesome reader opens the cover and the word is resurrected. "
_____. “Publishing Books.” Media Studies Journal. Vol. 6, No. 3. (Summer 1992) 197 pp. Ted Pease. “Looking for the Color of Your Money.” The Quill. May 1991, p. 5.