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  • Mark Brawner
    From Atlantic Unbound: Hatchet Jobs, by Dale Peck (New Press). In these essays Peck rightly eviscerates contemporary bombastic and befuddled literary
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 7, 2004
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      From Atlantic Unbound:

      "Hatchet Jobs, by Dale Peck (New Press). In these essays
      Peck rightly eviscerates contemporary "bombastic and
      befuddled" literary novelists who have defined and adhere
      to "a tradition that has grown increasingly esoteric and
      exclusionary, falsely intellectual and alienating to the
      mass of readers." He excoriates the McSweeney's crowd and
      "the ridiculous dithering of John Barth ... [and] the
      reductive cardboard constructions of Donald Barthelme," and
      would excise from the modern canon "nearly all of Gaddis,
      Pynchon, DeLillo," and?while he's at it?"the diarrheic flow
      of words that is Ulysses ... the incomprehensible ramblings
      of late Faulkner and the sterile inventions of late
      Nabokov."

      http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2004/07/noteworthy.htm
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