Shop H.E. Bates Online
ID
cx36
Title
"Television Won't Kill Books."
Genre
Essay
Page Count
1
Word Count
1000
Publisher
Daily Telegraph
Publication Year
1954
Document Types
Full-text Online
Eads, Additions to
Social Commentary
Topics
Books

Citing increasing book sales and the health of cultural activities in general, Bates finds little to fear from television: "only bad writing can stop good reading...reading cannot be threatened by [television programs] any more than it can be threatened by a football match, a circus or a whist-drive." In the Daily Telegraph (1954).