Thursday, June 17, 2004

Jeffrey Eugenides and Jim Lewis discuss literary modernism in The Father of Modernism. Lewis mentions Pynchon in the lead article of the exchange:
"...what did I actually learn—from Barthelme or Pynchon, or for that matter Beckett or Raymond Queneau, or for that matter Joyce or AndrĂ© Breton? That writing has infinite possibilities, yes; but not all of them are equally worth exercising."