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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

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Man, Modern Times is such a terrific album. Sublime--and far better than the last two, which were good but not great. "Workingman's Blues #2" is fast becoming one of my favorite Dylan songs ever. Tracks 2, 8, 9, and 10: also stellar.

Modern Times and The Greatest are my favorite albums of recent years, I think.

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Internet denizens will often seize upon some offhand sentence in a "mainstream media" article and use it to both attack the author and to ostensibly demonstrate the breadth of their own intellects. Here's a particularly baffling example. Notice this guy's list of "experimental fiction"--which includes such formalistically radical books as The Corrections, Underworld, and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline. His list serves as evidence against his own argument.

9 comments:

reader of depressing books said...

john freeman said something bad about literary blogs a while ago so now about 40% of most of those literary blogs are devoted to seizing offhand sentences by john freeman and using them to attack the author and to ostensibly demonstrate the breadth of their own intellects

NickAntosca said...

Oh.

Melo Sanderson said...
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Ned said...

congrats! any pictures of the reading/ what'd you read?

I downloaded the dylan album. uh, which is the song from the ipod ad?

Ned said...

oh, i found it. I think that corrections is precisely the opposite of an experimental novel--it's traditional, muscular prose. Sometimes you prove yourself as a writer by trying to tackle that archetype.

NickAntosca said...

I read a passage from the end of Fires. I forgot to turn the reading light on so I was shrouded in darkness. It seemed to go well, though.

Melo, I can't wait to see Dylan again either.

Tight toy night said...

John Freeman misspelled the word "asinine." That's funny.

NickAntosca said...

That was John Freeman who misspelled asinine, it was Scott Esposito, the guy who thinks The Corrections is experimental fiction.

NickAntosca said...

That is, it was NOT John Freeman.