Thursday, November 17, 2016
From The Clothing of Books, by Jhumpa Lahiri
"The cover signifies that the text inside is clean, definitive. It is no longer wild, coarse, malleable. From now on the text is fixed, and yet the cover has a metaphoric function as well. It transforms the text into and object, something concrete to publish, distribute, and, in the end, sell."
from Chapter 2, Why a Cover?