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Thursday, February 19, 2009

from The New York Times

The fact that a writer of Stegner’s stature felt ghettoized with the dreaded tag of “regional author” raises the question of whether our national literature is too tightly controlled by the so-called cultural elite – those people who talk to each other in some mythic Manhattan echo chamber.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ha, I've just excerpted the very same quote! I'm not so much anti-Manhattan as I am interested in the "Wild West" in which we operate. Then again, others could probably argue that there is a SF literary elite, or that those who live, work, and write in places that are not urban centers are the ones truly ghettoized.