All the novelistic machinery -- scene, characters, plots, setting -- I didn't see how these things got to what I wanted to do ... It was just preposterous to me.
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I want to see equality for everyone
Tuesday 7 May, 2013 A young man from the Hawick area who was bullied at school for having a lesbian mother and left too scared to come out himself, wants teachers across the Borders to treat homophobia as serious as racism. Working with Fixers, the natio from pressat.co.uk Read more »
David Shields on why the novel is dead
The author and essayist David Shields. (Photo by Tom Collicott) Copy and paste the HTML below to embed this audio onto your web page. Audio player code: Buggy whips. Butter churns. Typewriters. Are we ready to add novels to that list of obsolete items? D from MPR | Minnesota Public Radio Read more »
Guest Post: Greg Gerke on David Shields & Renata Adler
My Mississippi writer friend gave me David Shields’s new book. Interesting, I said. I wasn’t sure I would read David’s new book—I looked at it askance, then I put it back in its wrapping paper. I was surprised they still made hardcover books. I took the from HTML Giant Read more »
Novel idea that still needs a narrative
David Shields’s last book, Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, published in 2010, argued that the well-made novel was a dead duck. “I find nearly all the moves the traditional novel makes unbelieveably predictable, tired, contrived and essentially purposeless,” from This Is London Read more »
Peter Finocchiaro: The Thing About David Shields and Renata Adler Is...
Anybody who's kept up with my blog over the past few months (sup, Mom) knows that I've been reading a little bit of David Shields lately. What you don't know -- unless you had the bad luck of catching me at one of those times where I feel like, you know, from The Huffington Post Read more »