Free Associative Writing in Post Postmodernism

So I’ve got this idea which is a lot like stream of consciousness updated but more focused and digressive. I think that, at least where plot isn’t concerned, digressions make a work more interesting. For example I tried it out today at work when I was writing about mouse traps and I started going on… Continue reading Free Associative Writing in Post Postmodernism

Blake Butler, Etiology of Action, and How You Should Read Post Postmodernism

That Blake Butler book, There Is No Year, yeah, it’s good. Very avant-garde, very worked out, individualized. The motifs throughout–hair, light, (re: my Twitter), bees, bags, smells, skin–are all thought-provoking. The novel works as a kind of postmodern proverb, a four hundred page one. If you want to challenge yourself, give it a read and… Continue reading Blake Butler, Etiology of Action, and How You Should Read Post Postmodernism

Daniel Adler’s 200th Blog Post and Favorites So Far

This is my 200th blog post. Here’s a touch of postmodernism – I’m sorry for subjecting you to that story about Evelyn. As Matthew said, I kind of shat it out with my fingertips. I just started writing a short story because I think it’s important to be able to try different mediums. But it… Continue reading Daniel Adler’s 200th Blog Post and Favorites So Far

A Description of Brooklyn Unfit for Classic Literature

Biking through graveyards  puts you in touch with the past. Spirits rise around you. Above, the sun catapults through dirt and fumes to create an orange blue fuzz. The bikepace is slow and steady  enough to keep the heart pumping but your shirt or brow dry. And after dinner and talk, reassuring sympathetic talk ,… Continue reading A Description of Brooklyn Unfit for Classic Literature

Why Russian Classic Literature Specializes in the Parable

Parables are almost intrinsic to the classic literature of Russia and Eastern Europe. Like The Grand Inquisitor in The Brothers Karamozov, the gatekeeper at the end of Kafka’s The Trial, also known as “Before the Law,” is rich in symbolism. The parable is an example of the mise en abyme, in which a parable is… Continue reading Why Russian Classic Literature Specializes in the Parable

Everyone’s Favorite Youtube Video is Not as Good as Mine, and Other Slogans for Post Postmodernism

“Have you seen that Youtube video?” This is a question continually asked in our age of post postmodernism, metamodernism, subjectivism (my personal favorite) or whatever you want to call it. Either I have or I haven’t and when I haven’t, rarely is it as good as I expect it to be.  And so I sit… Continue reading Everyone’s Favorite Youtube Video is Not as Good as Mine, and Other Slogans for Post Postmodernism