Tuesday, 1 November 2011

law

Henceforth, nobody who has written and  had published a novel (a) in the 60s and later that is (b) not a genre novel (crime, SF, fantasy, horror) should be permitted to share with the world a non-fictional essay or pronouncement on art, literature, politics, childlessness, childbirth, culture or clashes thereof, humanity, animals, insects, birds, reptiles, mammals, trees, flowers, fungi, fjords, airline ticket prices, aesthetics, atheism, religion, ravines, valleys, hills, mountains, poetry, prose, reality, fantasy, dream, memory or indeed anything at all whatsoever. It just makes them look stupid.

The genre writers can write what they like. No one will pay attention. 

5 comments:

Space Bar said...

Whoa. What brought this on?

JP said...

In general. Novelists say the darnedest things.

Space Bar said...

link please.

JP said...

In general search The Guardian for any piece by any novelist who fits my criteria over the last 5 years. It was a cumulative observation!

Brain Drain said...

Agree in general.. But some of the critical essays by Milan Kundera ( his fiction is gone down the drain), Umberto Eco, Mario Vargas Llosa, J M Coetzee, Carlos Fuentez were exception... I am referring to their non-fiction works and not essays in general.