My contention is that that style is just as stylized as an ornate style.
But that incessant drive to be out there in the literary universe that was important to me when I was in my twenties, like going to a Paris Review party or whatever, that seems totally irrelevant now.
Major theme of the book ["Hotels of North America"], from my point of view: what is persona, what is self, in the digital sphere, and/or what is the effect of it on self in a prolonged interaction.
I'm trying to read more dead people because I keep having to read stuff for juries and so forth.
Genre is a bookstore problem, not a literary problem.
It's also true, however, that having conquered the regional writer ghetto, I am now intent on conquering the nationalist writer ghetto and moving out into the world more.
I suppose I should say that I treasure blasphemy, as a faith of the highest order.
I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the New England Historical Genealogical Library, where I'm trying to finish up tracing my lineage back to the seventeenth century.
Impotence, fetishism, bisexuality, and bondage are all facts of life, and our fiction should reflect that.
I have worked really hard to defy categorization, to break down a taxonomy whenever it comes my way.
Last Update: 22 October 2021
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