The guilty pleasures of Joshua Braff


I’ve felt like Joshua Braff in this NPR piece, loving such guilty pleasures science fiction, but disdaining the genre all through grad school as if it didn’t exist.  But, I’ve also pretentiously fawned over Joyce and DeLillo, and I have read them, Ulysses and Underworld, though not Finnegan’s Wake or whatever DeLillo’s recently released.

But, I’ve also read John Irving and Stephen King. They are master storytellers, and storytelling sometimes seems lacking in the language experiments of the DeLillos and Joyces of the lit world.

Enjoy the link:

Proud and Unpretentious: Lessons from John Irving

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