The Reading Public

Nice Girl in a Library
Nice Girl in a Library

Increased literacy means that more people is reading than ever before, but the majority read dull newspapers, trivial magazines, gossip news, popular fiction or facebook and twitter posts, not the work of committed and obscure authors. I always viewed the public and its tastes with the greatest suspicion and I have never sought a vast success. As a result I will finish into that great majority of minority writers, or the great unread, just as my modernist predecessors. I am not a spokesman of my age, but I consider myself a traditional revolutionary and anarchist writer, I believe in old and new values and I struggle against stupidity in all its forms, but as a member of the most secret avant-garde I can’t be read by a wide public and personally I am almost proud and glad of it.
Carl William Brown

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