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2016-01-22 17:03:39 Post No. 7612762
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Do you think Hysterical Realism has gone too far? That people writing in the Post-Pynchon/DFW world (e.g. Zadie Smith) are writing needlessly complex novels that pursue absurdity, humor, and irony instead of more traditional storytelling elements. And do you think that this is detrimental to the art of storytelling on the whole? Also, is it thus worthwhile to laud authors like Ferrante, who seem to buck this sentiment with hyper- rather than hysterical-realism?