July 8, 2010

The (actual) News (but not) on Tues

My two week break from pretty much everything is over and it's time to do some serious work. While this means that I'll be updating my blog more regularly, what I really should be working on is my writing (is it possible that at some point I forgot this was supposed to be a writer's blog and not just a reader's blog?). Ideally, I'd like this blog to serve as an aid to my writing  rather than a distraction from it, but I'm still not sure how to accomplish that, so stay tuned. for now, here's some recent stuff published online by various sources (also known as "news"):
  • Chad W. Post offers a list of books for people who want to explore Latin American fiction "Beyond Bolaño" (a relatively old list but only recently discovered by me).
  • Tim Parks looks at Dalkey Archive's collection of Best European Fiction 2010 and finds they are not much different from recent American fiction and that "narrative experimentalism (which invariably undercuts certainties, rather than reinforcing them) has become a literary lingua franca, an international convention."

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