In his latest book to appear in Italian translation, Judas, Amoz Oz writes of the idea of treason that maybe it is only through a book that one can speak and find the way to be heard–much more effectively than in a public speech or on television.
This is the message that those who still believe in reading have been waiting for; it is not true that the book is dead. With books one still can..
*David Bidussa is an historian of social ideas. The article was translated by Sabina Muccigrosso and Jazmine Pignatello, students at Muhlenberg College (Chew St. Allentown, Pennsylvania USA).