The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books

The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books

Jeff Martin, C. Max Magee

The manner we soak up details has replaced dramatically. Edison’s phonograph has been reincarnated because the iPod. Celluloid went electronic. yet books, for the main half, have remained the same—until now. And whereas tune and films have passed through a virtually Darwinian evolution, the literary global now faces a revolution, a unexpected switch within the approach we purchase, produce, and skim books.

Scholars, newshounds, and publishers have grew to become their brains inside of out within the attempt to foretell what lies forward, yet who higher to touch upon the way forward for the ebook than people who are pushed to jot down them?

In The overdue American Novel, Jeff Martin and C. Max Magee assemble a few of today’s best writers to contemplate the ocean swap that's upon them. Lauren Groff imagines an array of fantastical futures for writers, from poets with groupies to novelists as merchandising machines. Rivka Galchen writes in regards to the figurative and literal dying of paper. Joe Meno expounds upon the belief of a ebook as a spot set completely apart for the mind's eye, despite layout. those and different unique essays through Reif Larsen, Benjamin Kunkel, Victoria Patterson, and plenty of extra supply a well timed and much-needed remark in this compelling cultural crossroad.

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