Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Franzenfreude

Are the Twitter arguments against Jonathan Franzen part of the anti-intellectual movement in America? Should romance novels be treated the same as serious literature? And why don't we see more serious literary fiction from contemporary women writers? There is a problem in book publishing, but the Tweets miss the mark. [Grumbler]

1 comment:

Mykola ( Mick) Dementiuk said...

My novel 'Holy Communion' which won the Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Fiction 2009 has sold very little. My other novel 'Vienna Dolorosa' about the Nazi takeover of Vienna in 1932 also sold very little. While my novella 'Dee Dee Day' about a transvestite in the Village in the 1970s has done very well. As also my recently released novella 'Variety, the Spice of Life' about a kinky lovers in the East Village 1970. Serious literature doesn't sell anymore while fickle nonsensical does. Is it time we live in? Sadly, probably is...

Mick

http://www.MykolaDementiuk.com
Lambda Literary Awards Winner 2010/Bisexual Fiction for Holy Communion