Literary Center of the Solar System

Sharp readers of the Mercantile’s website and members who receive the Mercantile’s Mighty River of Mail know that it is the Library’s mission to be the literary center of our region. It’s easier to define the region (within 150 miles of Fountain Square) than it is to explain what a literary center actually is. But we feel confident that the tightly packed and slightly overheated crowd here to meet and hear from Cynthia Tucker, editorial page editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and this year’s Harriet Beecher Stowe lecturer, knew that they were in a by god for sure literary center. I mean books all around and a woman who gets paid every day of the world for writing about what she thinks ought to be done about this friendly freedom loving land. Well, it was just too swell. As was she. Atlanta may be Los Angeles without the pleasures, but they have a real, family-owned, serious newspaper and an editorial page that can be taken seriously, an asset for which Cincinnati readers would gladly trade …. Oh, it’s better not to go into that.

But she was great.

-Nemo Wolfe

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