Audio interview with Robert Bringhurst


Nigel Beale, who maintains the Nota Bene blog, recently recorded an interview with poet, typographer, translator and linguist Robert Bringhurst. Bringhurst’s recent work, The Surface of Meaning: Books and Book Design in Canada, is one of the topics of their conversation, as is the social and cultural importance of books and storytelling. Listen to their conversation at Nota Bene. Listening to Bringhurst speak is a pleasure akin to reading his books, so if you’ve never heard him speak, you’ll want to hear this. The audio on this interview is a little low, so make sure your room is quiet, and the volume turned up.

Read Sebastian Carter’s lucid review of The Surface of Meaning in Parenthesis 17, due out in the fall of 2009.

Above: Robert Bringhurst.

— Paul Razzell