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From: "Kevin J. Maroney" <kmaroney@crossover.com>
Subject: Re: (urth) Modernism continues (long and sort of boring)
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 17:26:47 

At 04:54 PM 10/26/99 -0400, alga wrote:
>Whereas the "pure" American modernist movement (apart from young Wallace,
>who's also pretty pure) has not fared well. Coover and Hawkes have retreated
>into pornographic japery, Gass into essays, Barth into heaven knows what.
>(I'm not sure he's still alive.) 

Barth is alive and kicking, with a new novel every couple of years. He's
not the bestseller he was in the 1960s, but he endures. Coover also
publishes every couple of years, and he's always been rather bawdy....

>But teaching Wolfe gives an opportunity to allude to all this
>paperback fodder without actually having to dirty your hands. So, yes, I
>think he will make it into a canon of sorts.

Ooh. Good point. Wolfe is, in many ways, the "good parts version" of sf. 

Wombat, a.k.a. Kevin Maroney kmaroney@crossover.com
Kitchen Staff Supervisor, New York Review of Science Fiction

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