Category Archives: Electronic Lit

The idiocy of an academic and abounding disgust

I recently bought “The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books” co-edited by C. Max Magee, creator/editor of The Millions. I really thought it looked promising since there is very little serious writing on this particular contemporary issue. Unfortunately, I have read the first six (very short) essays in the anthology and it is an overwhelming disappointment.

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The marketing of a “literary” fiction

I am not at all convinced that “literary” is a proper genre specification of the novel in the same way that “science fiction” is a genre. It seems that perhaps a “novel” is inherently literary and so there are genres of fiction, the novel being one. If anything, this clarification of terms is simply to preface the following words on the current discussion of literary vs. genre fiction and the problem of audience and marketing that the former type is experiencing in the digital age.

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Intro to Electronic Lit

Here is an Introduction to Electronic Literature (a freeware guide). I will eventually make my way through the content and post anything of particular interest, but it may be a very useful resource.

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