Thursday, June 11, 2009

Eighteen Challenges in Contemporary Literature

At Wired, Bruce Sterling lists "Eighteen Challenges in Contemporary Literature." It's a really good list because, although each item is very concisely stated, the enormous implications are clear. There's a real sense of a pending apocalypse in this list. Here's a sampling:
  • Intellectual property systems failing
  • Barriers to publication entry have crashed, enabling huge torrent of subliterary and/or nonliterary textual expression
  • The Gothic fate of poor slain Poetry is the specter at this dwindling feast

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