Daily Archives: January 3, 2019
The Death of the Author! Maybe!
Posted on January 3, 2019 39 Comments
Cultural critic and commentator Lindsay Ellis (disclosure: a friend of mine) has a video up talking about “The Death of the Author,” which is a primer and discussion of that particular literary theory, and whether it makes sense to apply it to work today. It’s an interesting video and makes a number of relevant points […]
The Big Idea: James L. Cambias
Posted on January 3, 2019 4 Comments
Can a “big idea” be a bad idea? Author James L. Cambias (who has been one of my favorite writers since we were both at the University of Chicago together) grapples with this problem, and how confronting this issue made his new novel Arkad’s World all the better. JAMES L. CAMBIAS: “It’s such a fine […]
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