Bites: Decent thoughts on today’s fiction (I know!), Bruni is replaced, Gladwell’s Mockingbird, Kubrick’s unmade work, middle-class “slave labor”

By Willa A. Cmiel Lee Seigel for the Washington Post on the End of the Episode.  It’s a greatly informed, well-put essay on changes in American fiction.  (Finally a good essay on contemporary fiction.  Seigel is critical but not raging, constructive but unassuming):  “Are you a Narrative or Episodic personality?… Or do you think that you live, like Huck Finn and every other picaresque hero, from isolated minute to isolated minute – episode to episode – and that far from adding […]

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