"Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved."
- Immanuel Kant
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Dan Rosenblum writes about author Jennifer Egan's talk on technology, life, and reading:
But Egan said she wasn’t afraid for the future of the novel because of the form’s genesis as a “crazy grab bag” had left it with the ability to assimilate many different forms.
“Really, almost everything that’s been done since was done in Don Quixote and Tristram Shandy. So I find that very heartening, too. Just remember this was invented as a flexible, strong and swaggering form that could do all kinds of things that other forms couldn’t do,” Egan said.