Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
‘It’s Cheap Words I Hate, And I Hate Adverbs’
Christian Lorentzen: “Let’s begin with the big problem. The adverb is an incoherent lexical category, a catchall. How are ‘there,’ ‘yesterday,’ ‘quite,’ ‘assiduously,’ and ‘indeed’ all members of the same family?”