What does /lit/ think of contemporaries such as Zadie Smith, Dave Eggers, and Jon Franzen? I never see any discussion of them on here, and I'm still building up a more classical literary base, but eventually I want to have someone I can talk to my friends about.
Opinions on the above authors mentioned, or other suggestions of contemporary authors that aren't
>white suburbia's favorite author
You sure about that? I've seen positive mentions of The Corrections on here at least a few times, in any case.
I too would not mind having that large sign
I really related to her comment, it really spoke to the childish sense of exploration present when interacting with rocks and trees and animal burrows. When the primary sense of sight fails, our probing fingers are available to gain sensory information.
And there's a sense of adventure in examining holes. Perhaps they hold an edible grub, or a venomous insect, or perhaps it's a handhold for climbing, or an electronic outlet or perhaps there is something unknown, something that must be fished out into the light. Do you play it safe and to the strengths of a tool-using species by probing the hole with a stick? Or do you gamble with your own flesh?
Yes, I think she's definitely giving voice to the small survival adventure we humans experience whenever we reach out to the unknown, quite quite.