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Monday, April 30, 2007

Just A More Sophisticated Way Of Announcing A Demise

"The readership has fractured, and reads less, and spends more time e-mailing. And it makes less sense to talk about novelists now. The really creative writing is being done in other genres such as the personal essay, reportage and criticism. The novel has become like landscape painting. It's the 'top' genre, but not, in real life, the main one."

- Lorin Stein, an editor at Farrar Straus & Giroux


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