Friday, May 04, 2007

New Critics, New Books?

Lit-blogger reviewers offer the authentically different and new when they review books outside the tops-down conglomerate stream. Otherwise, what they're doing is no difference at all. A good start for them would be to review the two new titles from ULA Press. (www.ulapress.com)

OUR WRITERS ARE DIFFERENT
Our writers don't come through the standard MFA feeder programs. They represent an entirely new way of finding and creating writers.

Author Wred Fright, for instance, of The Pornographic Flabbergasted Emus, is a long-time zeen writer whose novel first appeared in serial form as a long-running zeen. A very popular zeen, within the underground, which received rave reviews from zeen review publications. Among thousands of zeen writers, Wred's work stood out. He built his own audience. We offer his novel now to the general public-- those who to their own detriment have never heard of the print underground. Wred isn't a "failed writer" at all, but within the literary realm he was spawned in, a very successful one who now wishes to broaden his audience.

Literature will progress ONLY if it seeks new writing, new ideas, new ways of creating and promoting the art-- which is what the Underground Literary Alliance is about. Contact our Jeff Potter, tell him you're a blog reviewer, and he'll gladly forward to you review copies of our books. www.literaryrevolution.com

4 comments:

King said...

I've been reading a discussion on another blog, in which the lit-blogger is caught between his own contradictions. He wishes to criticize the status quo and its authors (like Marisha Pessl) yet at the same time at every opportunity grovels to them. Pessl's Editor Carole DeSanti hops into the discussion to defend her client, and the lit-blogger begins groveling. "Thank you! Thank you! I couldn't agree more!"
(DeSanti, a grad from Smith College, is from the same arena of privilege which spawned her author. Upper class types are very good at promoting and protecting their own.)
The litblogger in question is becoming more and more like a character in one of those movies who has a split personality liable to change at any second. "Yes, Ms. Pessl, I love your work-- NO, I don't, it's ridiculous garbage. GARBAGE!" The two halves of his personality are beginning to war among themselves.

jimmy grace said...

at least he manages to attract readers...

jimmy the hyena said...

Well we'll always have you at least won't we Stephen? Couldn't stay away? Or did they send you back?

C DeSanti said...

I'm not, actually, from a privileged class background, although I understand where the assumption comes from, and the fury behind it, very well. Things can be more complicated than they may appear on the surface....