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Parsing Oprah, continued

The Oprah’s Book Club debate continues: is it a boon to publishers and readers, or a danger to cultural vibrancy? Those who are still undecided may enjoy the lengthy back-and-forth discussion between authors Marianne Apostolides (Inner Hunger) and Heather Birrell (I Know You Are But What Am I?) on Bookninja.com. The thrust of the debate, which is lengthy but productive, could perhaps be summarized by Birrell’s first comment: “Oprah is nothing if not a thicket of contradictions. (Is that a mixed metaphor? Is Oprah a mixed metaphor?).”

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