Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Wave Writing?

New fiction needs to look radically different from what came before. It needs to be radically more exciting. Think of drastic change in other media-- music, movies, painting. New art broke rules, cut ties to the past, did the unthinkable. In art there are no rules. The art object is demolished, then recreated.

A revolution in fiction may be occasioned by a difference in technique, which creates a difference in style. Pace, structure, viewpoint-- everything subject to change.


What are examples of sudden drastic artistic change?

You tell me.

Punk rock?


Jean Luc Godard's "Breathless" movie?

In fiction, Ernest Hemingway?

Anyone in the poetry scene?


One can make countless arguments about the need for literary change. At some point the art itself needs to be that argument.

How? In what way?

I'll be presenting some of my own ideas.

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