August 07, 2003

Popular books

Oprah is going to be publishing literary classics. Yup, that's right -- Oprah is going to reissue the Dead White Male Hegemonical Oppressor Canon under her own publishing company. Damn. Just when I thought it was safe to go back to hating Oprah, she does something like this.

(Via Erin O'Connor.)

Update: it would be nice if I posted a link to the actual story, wouldn't it?

Posted by Andrea Harris at August 7, 2003 06:57 PM

Hee! Stuff like this actually makes me overlook the "self-esteem boosting post-it note a day on the bathroom mirror" crap.


Nope, not bitter.

Posted by: Tracey at August 8, 2003 at 08:16 AM

Why do I have a strong feeling that there'll be quite a lot of George Eliot and such in that book club, though? :-)

Posted by: Dean Esmay at August 9, 2003 at 08:33 AM

I'd like to see Oprah's standard reader get through The Mill on the Floss.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at August 9, 2003 at 08:45 AM