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Illiteracy: The Creeping Menace

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To the editors:

The "Read Illinois conference" referred to in my profile of bookseller Richard Bray [April 14] was in fact the sixth annual Illinois Literary Heritage Conference, which is but a part of the Read Illinois program undertaken by that nice Mr. Edgar, our secretary of state.

I for one wish him well. If hack writers can't make sense of press releases these days, imagine what the man faces trying to get teenagers to parse the poets.

By the way: When last heard from, Mr. Bray was setting up a Salman Rushdie hot line in Los Angeles. In case anyone was worried that moving to the big city might change him.

James Krohe Jr.

Oak Park

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