>mfw uni prof calls DFW a "talented but minor writer"
Should I drop out?
Don DeLillo (I know he's been writing before DFW, but Underworld is obviously inspired by IJ)
I can't name a fifth one because, as said before, it's kind of recent, but just you wait, in 200 years there will be so much writers who owe great debts to DFW.
dfw wrote about tv...tv was irrelevant before he even fucking died, can u imagine how fucking irrelevant that shit will be to people in another 200 years? this is also why corny emm effs who think they gonna make some great book about internet culture are sadly mistaken
He's not saying that our lifetime is "special"
Its just that there are soooo many writers in this age, many of them draw from the same influences, so its more difficult for voices to be pronounced these days.
the way the internet pretty much destroyed the concepts of relevance, influence and who a 'writer' is, the difference between 'literature', 'text content' and 'multimedia content'...
>but just you wait, in 200 years there will be so much writers who owe great debts to DFW.
>talking to guy in class
>think he might be a /lit/ user
>ask him if he knows DFW
>ask him if he watched the Charlie Rose interview
>pretty sure he might be on /lit/
Are you on /lit/
'the novel' as a form of 'literature' is a product of a time when text content was replicated by the printing press and distributed via 'books'. no text content creator has so far managed to deal with this cataclysmic shift in text distribution.
>in a few years, content creators will be able to distill the totality of human experience into highly absorbing multisensory infobursts calibrated to boost the morale of algorithmically targeted proles.