Wednesday, July 20, 2016

8 Essential Attributes of a short story / Joy Williams

1) There should be a clean clear surface with much disturbance below 

2) An anagogical level

3) Sentences that can stand strikingly alone

4) An animal within to give its blessing

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Recommended Reading: When Will Helen DeWitt be recognized as one of the Great American Novelists?

When Will Helen DeWitt be Recognized As one of the Great American Novelists?

“The self is a set of linguistic patterns,” she said. “Reading and speaking in another language is like stepping into an alternate history of yourself where all the bad connotations are gone.”

Friday, July 8, 2016

Language in Literature

"Even though we should always strive to renew the language, that renewal can and should use words from other times and from other spaces to better express this new version of human events. Literature has to dig into uncomfortable vocabularies to find new ways of expression."

--Yuri Herrera

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