Influenced is an interview series featuring authors talking about the works that influenced them.

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Episode XVIII: "Publishing displaces the aura which, in the art world, attaches to the actual works of art"

Published 6/14/18
In this installment, Helen DeWitt talks about A.C. Danto's The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, the art world, the book world, the difference, and more.