ENGL 581 A: The Creative Writer As Critical Reader

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David Shields

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Literary collage, the reading and writing of.

Collage is the primary art form of the twenty-first century.

The novel is dead; long live the anti-novel, built from scraps.

I’m not interested in collage as the refuge of the compositionally disabled. 

I’m interested in collage as an evolution beyond narrative.

It may be that nowadays in order to move us, abstract pictures need if not humor then at least some admission of their own absurdity-expressed in genuine awkwardness or in an authentic disorder.

A great painting comes together, just barely.

These fragments I have shored against my ruins.

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October 5, 2016 - 9:41pm