Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Seriously. What if the supposed shut-in had chronicled her life online in utterly exhaustive, meticulous detail?

What if F. Scott and Zelda had exchanged “love tsunamis” on Twitter?

What if we had all watched Poe stagger, drunk, into a gutter on YouTube?

Would any of it seem romantic anymore? Would we still troll their pages, mining each passage for clues as to who these poetic giants really were? Or would our literary heroes have been reduced to the train-wreck status of a Lindsay Lohan?

I was just wonderin’.

1 comment:

  1. Well, the world that we live in now is definitely not the same as the one in the past. First of all literature is not the medium that it used to be, being usurped out of its position by television.
    Second, there are so many writers can we really proclaim a new Poe or Dickinson or Great Gatsby? Can you name a novel that has taken America by storm that is actually worth its literary salt in the last 10 years?

    It's an interesting question to ponder, I wonder what you think?


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