Who Literature Is For
Always in the short story there is this sense of outlawed figures wandering about the fringes of society...
Mark Schurann in the San Francisco Chronicle
on who reads nowadays.
I believe that it's society's outcasts who will continue to treasure and reproduce literature. There are thousands of inmates in America's penal system who receive high school and college diplomas through correspondence. There are thousands of homeless who have no access to TV or the Internet, but who can find a discarded copy of "Crime and Punishment" in a trash can.