By B. R. Myers

Enlarged from an Atlantic article, Myer's e-book is an assault on pretentious, poorly written "literary" fiction.

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Brian Reynolds "B.R." Myers (born 1963) is an American affiliate professor of overseas reports at Dongseo college in Busan, South Korea, most sensible identified for his works relating to North Korean background. Myers is a contributing editor for The Atlantic, and an opinion columnist for the hot York occasions and Wall highway magazine. he's the writer of Han Sorya and North Korean Literature, released by means of Cornell in 1994, A Reader's Manifesto, released by way of Melville condominium in 2002, and The Cleanest Race, released by way of Melville condominium, in 2010.

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Alas. him. “65 Which wonder what the diluted form is like. In fact. as the above examples indicate. DeLillo‘s it just characters do a lot less thinking than feeling: made to feel seems like thought because we are never sensaanything ourselves. Descriptions of momentous are left tions and portents are no sooner begun than they Jack hanging in the air. In the following example Gladney ponders all the clutter in his house: Now. one "Why do these possessions cast such sorrowful weight? There is a darkness attached to them.

Ifit were to come out today. of course. its very affectation would make it a. shoo-in for the National Book Award. but at least attributes like "poetic" and "lyrical" would be justified: Once Daisy. yielding to the furtive cat-cruelty below her mild placidity. took him with her through the insane horrors of the scenic railway: they plunged bottomlessly from light into roaring blackness. and as his first yell ceased with a slackening of the car. rolled gently into a monstrous lighted gloom peopled with huge painted grotesques.

Tors. And we are helpless to break them apart. It is one more dread. one more victory of ignorance. The bullyhoy has consumed and incorporated our memory of the victim without even realizing it. They are horribly locked in single bareface. the neo-Nazi and the death camp inmate. and this complex image collapses time and meaning and all sense of distinctions. It is one more haunted message in the river of blur and glut. 5° Translation: Since the skinhead thugs on television and the walking skeletons in Auschwitz newsreels all have ahorn heads.

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