Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Literary Direction

What direction should literature take?

Literature’s ideas need to catch up to economic realities. The ebook revolution will be more potent if explained by strong artistic arguments.

What does official “Literature” give us now?

1.) Standard “literary” narrow realism from writing programs is tame, uninteresting, and stagnant.

2.) Postmodernism, a more extreme version of #1 from the academy, is undemocratic, antiquated, and regressive.

Literature of the future will be “pop”—some improved blend of popular genre and populism. The hallmarks of the fiction will be readability, pace, emotion, and plot.

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