Getting Meta

Posted: December 30th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Culture | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

I’m a guest today at literature/academia blog “Fierce Warres and Faithfull Loves.” I’ve been asked to share some thoughts on Nadeem Aslam’s essay in the NYT magazine a few weeks back. Frankly, I didn’t much like the piece. Here’s why:
“Aslam treats nonfiction as a fiction-style narrative that just happens to be true; in this, he follows a growing trend among nonfiction writers that I frankly find despicable. The fact that all the social purposes I can conjecture for this piece are so politically unpleasant only makes me dislike it more.

For my full take on Aslam, check out the symposium.

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