brothercyst: TIMES SEX

Sunday, January 03, 2010


I enjoyed this Times article by Katie Roiphe about the sex scenes in the Roth/Mailer generations vs. the ones in the Eggers/Chabon times.  That's one of the things I like least about the novels of the newer contingent (although it's a little weird to group that writers that she does) -- their writing w/ regard to sex is so fucking hip and twee.  The scene she describes in the Eggers is particularly eye-rolling.

That was one thing I like about Netherland though.  These guys could learn so much from Alicia Erian.  In fact I prefer her writing in nearly all respects, not just this one.

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pb said...