Re: RARA-AVIS: Genre Fiction Will Die!

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 30 Jun 2008

--- In, "Nathan Cain" <IndieCrime@...> wrote:
> I'll believe people want difficult, original fiction when I start
> seeing people reading William S. Burroughs and Steve Erickson at the
> beach. Until then, I'm not holding my breath.

Or the runaway commercial success of the books by the late great William Gaddis... and look at the number of shiny, unread copies of Pynchon's novels at second-hand stores and yard sales. In fact, I am not even sure that Faulkner was ever much read. These are great but difficult authors. More recently, I am having trouble understanding the bestsellingness of Cormac McCarthy, who's not easy, either. Maybe many more people buy him than read him.



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