Ben Ehrenreich

Ben Ehrenreich is the author of The Suitors and of Ether, and many articles, stories, and essays. He lives in Los Angeles. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of California, Riverside.
 

"Pity the book.  It’s dead again.  Last I checked, Googling 'death of the book' produced 11.8 million matches.  The day before it was 11.6 milion.  It’s getting unseemly.  Books were once such handsome things.  Suddenly they seem clunky,  heavy, almost fleshy in their gross materiality.  Their pages grow brittle.  Their ink fades.  Their spines collapse.  They are so pitiful, they might as well be human."

— Ben Ehrenreich, "The Death of the Book", Los Angeles Review of Books