Sunday, January 16, 2011

Book Review: Charles Baxter's "Gryphon" - By Joyce Carol Oates (New York Times)

Where once the “well crafted” short story in the revered tradition of Henry James, Anton Chekhov and James Joyce was the predominant literary model — an essentially realist tradition, subtle in construction and inward rather than dramatic — now the more typical story is likely to be a first-person narration, or monologue: more akin to nonliterary sources like stand-up comedy, performance art, movies and rap music and blogs ... read more

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