Thursday, December 23, 2010

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 207, Jonathan Franzen

The fear out of which that book was written was that new materialism of the brain, which has given us drugs to change our personalities, and the materialism of consumer culture, which provides endless distractions and encourages the endless pursuit of more goods, were both antithetical to the project of literature, which is to connect with that which is unchanging and unchangeable, the tragic dimension of life.

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 207, Jonathan Franzen

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