Monday, April 1, 2013

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From: Wrong Side of the Art!

"It wouldn’t surprise me a bit if, a decade or two from now, some prominent novelist or cultural tastemaker were to amend Virginia Woolf ’s iconic 1923 claim — 'On or about December, 1910, human character changed' — to something like 'On or about November, 2012, the climate changed.'
     Certainly near-future novelists will feature the relationship between humans and the environment more centrally than do most current writers. The seas are rising and the seasons are unraveling: It is inevitable that our fictional landscapes will evolve in tandem with our physical landscapes. Indeed, as our climate becomes ever less certain and more hostile, we might expect our fiction to start resembling the highly ironic, world-weary works that emerged from Woolf ’s war-stricken generation."
— Stephanie Bernhard, The New Inquiry
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