Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Words...words...words

Fiction is evolving as is creative non-fiction. The narrative vies for an audience. The audience flirts with non-linear stories and tales intertwined with technology.

"The founders of Electric Literature, a new quarterly literary magazine, seek nothing less than to revitalize the short story in the age of the short attention span." They have even tweeted a story.—FELICIA R. LEE

“Everyone is reading short-form text,” said Mr. Hunter, the editor in chief. “Literature has not made that jump.”

The New York Times article Serving Literature by the Tweet

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A review of Don DeLillo’s Point Omega
He "... returns with a quiet and stirring rumination on time and death and the meaninglessness of words. The book is called Point Omega, and it just might remake your day."— John Hood

I confess: this winter I'm indulging in Russian literature—Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Turgenev— Lots of words, long drawn out scenes, ample narrative, and metaphysical ruminations.

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