Every now and then, we come across web-embedded voices that elicit audible shouts of affirmation throughout DP’s vast editorial complex. Such was our reaction upon reading a recent dialogue in the Los Angeles Review of Books between Everett Hamner and Richard Powers, roaming deep forests of ideas in the vicinity of Powers’ recently published novel, The Overstory.
We highly recommend consideration of the entire exchange; a few brief excerpts below. Images are from the studio of Lora Fosberg, whose work we also highly recommend.
Now comes Richard Powers, on the role of literature (and the moral responsibility of fiction writers) in the time of the Sixth Extinction:
On the actions of a “proudly suicidal” (!) administration: