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Thursday, October 21, 2004

William Gibson Validates What I Thought Was My "Cluelessness"

William Gibson - The Novel As Propaganda
I took this idea of Forster's immediately to heart, upon first discovering it. I likewise took to heart his idea that authors fully or even predominately in control of their characters just aren't doing their job. Indeed, the two are really the same: A fascist can't write a good novel because writing a good novel, in the end, is about relinquishing control of the text.


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