Saturday, June 12, 2004

Further reading.

In my previous post, I neglected to include this link to Ruth Franklin's Slate piece on the McSweeneyization of short fiction. I think she nails a lot of what's gone wrong with the Eggers crew.

That said, I would also like to point out that I don't hate everything associated with Eggers et al. McSweeney's Issue No. 13 is a gorgeous compendium of graphic novellas, comic strips, etc all edited by the brilliant Chris Ware and featuring great stuff from Chip Kidd, R. Crumb, Ira Glass, etc etc etc. It's a lovely volume to own. The cover looks like this:

There. I said something positive. It's not been all hate.


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