9.415 houses of reading?

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Sun, 24 Dec 1995 12:09:59 -0500 (EST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 415.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)

[1] From: James O'Donnell <jod@ccat.sas.upenn.edu> (9)
Subject: "houses of reading"

George Steiner, in a non-expansive mood (does he ever have expansive
ones?), wrote of a day when there would be post-monasteries that he calls
"houses of reading", when, after the new technologies have triumphed,
small groups sit around doing what they used to do. I parody, but it's
because I haven't got the thing itself in front of me: can anyone supply
a reference to the full item in which this was published? Probably in
the *New Yorker* . . .

Jim O'Donnell
Classics, U. of Penn