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?