SUMMER 2007
READ THIS!

AUTUMN 2006
READ THIS!

SUMMER 2006
READ THIS!

SPRING 2006 READ THIS!

WINTER 2006 READ THIS

AUTUMN 2005 READ THIS!

SUMMER 2005 READ THIS!

SUGGESTION BOX

« Greetings | Main | Mailer, DeLillo, Willie, Cormac McCarthy, my father »

Apr 25, 2007

Comments

Dan Wickett

It does seem ridiculous that Joyce wouldn't find a home today. He might not find a home with one of the bigger publishers though. But I'm sure a Coffee House Press would snatch his work up. Or FC2. Or many other very strong independent publishers.

Dishonest? Great point.

Thanks for stopping by today Mark!

Gavin

"I’m not a great fan of the over-fertile imagination."

Er, how else is a novel written?

Michael

I believe Gabe Hudson (who is on the list) wrote a story about a guy who has an ear growing out of his chest...

Dan Wickett

A great deal of the stories in Hudson's book, "Dear Mr. President," have such aspects to them. Another (or, it might actually be the same story) has a man return from Desert Storm and have his wife develop a new mouth, on the back of her head.

Dan Wickett

A great deal of the stories in Hudson's book, "Dear Mr. President," have such aspects to them. Another (or, it might actually be the same story) has a man return from Desert Storm and have his wife develop a new mouth, on the back of her head.

Levi

But, Mark, wouldn't Finnegan's Wake have been hard-pressed to find a publisher in any era, if it hadn't been written by a renowned author?

Thomas Pynchon's "Against the Day" got published, and it's not a whole lot more readable than "Finnegan's Wake". Mark Danielewski also gets published. So I think Ian Jack is incorrect that a book like "Finnegan's Wake" couldn't be published today. Whether it'd get read today (or whether it's ever been widely read) is a different question ...

Mark Binelli

Oh yeah, I agree. I think on the whole, though, big publishing houses are pretty conservative. "Against the Day" is by a very established author. And I think Danielewski self-published his first book (on the Internet, I believe) before finding an audience and publisher.

ed

Actually, it's pretty astonishing that Danielewski WAS published precisely the way he wanted to by Pantheon. But then again, MZD had a built-in audience, as does Pynchon. This makes me wonder what hope any postmodern author, who hasn't yet built a reputation, has in today's age. Could Flann O'Brien have been included on the Granta list? Gary Shteyngart is certainly inventive, but is he on the list less because of his linguistics, and more because of his background as a Russian immigrant. Which brings me to another question about postmodernism's relationship with ethnic background, a very interesting facet of SACCO. But I fear that Mr. Binelli has disappeared!

Inversiones en petroleo

I think that this post is very good because has useful information.

4rx

Hudson's book has a lot of great stories, it is a very enjoyable reading.

Generic Viagra

Best writers are pretty old. I don't know why but there are few impressive talent. At least with it they can be recognized

executive sales recruiters

Its a good blog and i think most of internet users are likes your information, so please create more blogs like this, because its good benefit for those peoples. Thanks for sharing a wonderful information.


The comments to this entry are closed.