Thursday, March 04, 2010

Solar Anus

Brushing away what he has called "the dead hand of modernism", he believes that novels should tell stories, have strong plots and be exciting. He likes to surprise readers.
The Daily Telegraph profiles Ian McEwan.

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  1. I have nothing against the idea of traditional narrative fiction. It's like having a friend who shares the same nostalgic memories at every get-together. It's nice to hear the familiar details, and the recollections offer a sense of community. But sometimes the friend talks for too long, and forgets those who remember things differently.

  2. Anonymous12:33 pm

    Thanks for the Bataille link.

    McEwan and his ilk can go -------.



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