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    Quote of the Week

Dateline: 12/1/98 From <A HREF=3D"http://poetry.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite=
..htm?site=3Dhttp://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/98/11/25/timopnope0100=
3.html%3F1603026">The Times (UK)</A>, =E2=80=9CBeware the Philistines of=20
publishing,=E2=80=9D November 25, 1998:=20

> If a conglomerate publisher decides that every book on its list must be=20
> conceived as bearing an equal load of the expenses of the firm, then what=20
> once looked like a modestly profitable little number suddenly turns into a=
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> disgraceful little slacker. If my slim volume must do its part in sending=20=
a=20
> hundred boozy publishers to Frankfurt, or commissioning a coffin-shaped=20
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--James Fenton,
on <A HREF=3D"http://poetry.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=3Dhttp://w=
ww.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/98/11/21/timnwsnws02017.html%3F1603026">Ox=
ford University Press's decision</A>
to can their contemporary <A HREF=3D"http://poetry.about.com/gi/dynamic/offs=
ite.htm?site=3Dhttp://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/98/11/25/timopnolt0=
1003.html%3F1603026">poetry line</A>=20

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<HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT  SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=
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<BR></FONT><FONT  COLOR=3D"#000000" SIZE=3D2 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Ar=
ial Narrow" LANG=3D"0"></B>Dateline: 12/1/98 From <I><A HREF=3D"http://poetr=
y.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=3Dhttp://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pa=
ges/tim/98/11/25/timopnope01003.html%3F1603026">The Times</I> (UK)</A>, =E2=
=80=9CBeware the Philistines of=20
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LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">If a conglomerate publisher=
 decides that every book on its list must be=20
<BR>conceived as bearing an equal load of the expenses of the firm, then wha=
t=20
<BR>once looked like a modestly profitable little number suddenly turns into=
 a=20
<BR>disgraceful little slacker. If my slim volume must do its part in sendin=
g a=20
<BR>hundred boozy publishers to Frankfurt, or commissioning a coffin-shaped=20
<BR>table for the boardroom, then I am at a serious disadvantage.</BLOCKQUOT=
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SERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"><B><I>--James Fenton</FONT><FONT  COLOR=3D"=
#000000" SIZE=3D3 FAMILY=3D"SANSSERIF" FACE=3D"Arial" LANG=3D"0"></I>,
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://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/98/11/21/timnwsnws02017.html%3F1603026=
">Oxford University Press's decision</A>
<BR>to can their contemporary <A HREF=3D"http://poetry.about.com/gi/dynamic/=
offsite.htm?site=3Dhttp://www.the-times.co.uk/news/pages/tim/98/11/25/timopn=
olt01003.html%3F1603026">poetry line</A></B></B>=20
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