Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Big Publishing as Moral Icon?
This is how establishment commentators are presenting things, in the wake of Amazon and cheap ebooks. But it's not credible. The Big Six have been cranking out garbage for decades, from top to bottom. From unreadable irrational postmodern nonsense at the top, to very readable irrational nonsensical fantasy at the bottom. There's no middle. What's been lost is American literature itself. With no populist lit, connected to the real lives of the common people, there's no relevant literature. It's why the scorning of the Underground Literary Alliance, and what it represented, was in the long run a bad move. Those in power cut off a way for American literature to renew itself.