Monday, June 25, 2018
The Junot Diaz Controversy
WHAT have I been up to of late?
Much of my writing-- or I should say, blogging-- time has been spent covering the Junot Diaz controversy for the New Pop Lit News blog. I began the series of posts leaning one way-- then slowly turned toward the other direction as I looked deeper into the case. At that, there's more to say.
Here's my first post on the issue.
Then: "Will Junot Diaz Survive?"
Third: "Who Controls Literature?"
Fourth: "The Cult of Junot Diaz"
Fifth: "Monica Byrne: Who'dda Thunk It?"
Sixth: "Flash Update"
Seventh: "Unlocking the Junot Diaz Puzzle"
Eighth: "Hard Truths"
Ninth: "Today's War Between the Sexes"
Tenth: "The Monica Byrne Four"
Eleventh: "Mischievous Monica"
You'll find it's proceeded like a detective novel. Are we close to a solution?
I can immodestly claim that no one has covered the issue with as much depth, background, and context.