An Idea

(An old one, found in a notepad I’ve since filled and checked to see what was throwawayable.)

  • Taxidermy introduces you to an animal you’d never get to know otherwise.
  • The New York Review of Books summaries books you’d never find the time to read.
  • Nonfiction brings you closer to people you’d never meet face-to-face.

Each of the above involves some act of destruction:

  • An animal dies.
  • Your possible reading experience is tainted.
  • People have their lives and words taken from them and appropriated.

Q: How does (or how can) NF assuage this damage/destruction?

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