Tuesday, December 05, 2006

More Reading

Mona Simpson on Alice Munro in the December Atlantic, Munro described as "the living writer most likely to be read in a hundred years."

"--she ought to be better known." "--she's written only short stories-- in an age that doesn't particularly value them."

Uh, Ms. Simpson, could the problem possibly lie in the stories themselves?

How will Alice Munro be read a hundred years from now if few people can read her word-clotted prose now?

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