Literary Writing in the 21st Century: Conversations (Paperback)

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In Literary Writing in the 21st Century an incredible array of today’s leading fiction writers, poets, critics, editors, publishers, and booksellers engage in no-holds-barred dialogue about the challenging issues facing writing and publishing today. Whether it’s the impact of innovative technologies, proliferation of new modes of teaching and learning, changing economic dynamics for publishers, shifting criteria to judge quality writing in a global context, or redefinitions of authorship amidst larger cultural changes, this book provides a cornucopia of strongly articulated opinions. It also serves as a manual for students enrolled in formal programs of creative writing, as well as those pursuing writing independently. Deploying his signature wit and unconventional insights, these wide-ranging cultural conversations are mediated by one of our most thought-provoking literary critics and are sure to prompt spirited dialogue both inside and outside the classroom.

About the Author

ANIS SHIVANI's previous book of criticism was Against the Workshop: Provocations, Polemics, Controversies. His work appears in the Texas Review, Georgia Review, Yale Review, Boston Review, Threepenny Review, and many other journals. He is the winner of a Pushcart Prize for an essay on writing programs, graduated from Harvard College, and lives in Houston, Texas.

Praise For…

"Literary Writing in the Twenty-First Century is a remarkable collection of writings by one of the boldest and most incisive critics writing today. Anis Shivani is determined to throw open the shutters and force us to take a look at our culture and our books in a new way. He deserves our serious attention."

— James L. Magnuson

"Literary Writing in the Twenty-First Century is a brimming cornucopia of literary thinking. Interviews, reviews, essays, symposia: they are all here—fresh, edgy, incisive. Shivani is a bodacious critic committed to bursting through barriers of all kinds. As you read his work, prepare to be challenged, skewered, delighted, and in the end, transformed."

— Alyson Hagy

"There is always a kind of 'new' poetry that seems to create a sort of anonymous voice, as if the poems written by its various practitioners could be read as if written by all, a kind of pastiche of vernacular and high diction and appropriation." - Rebecca Seiferle, ""How easy it is for a reviewer to just say some observant things about a work and leave it at that, and how hard to take the next step, which is to discuss it with reference to the culture."
- Sven Birkerts

Product Details
ISBN: 9781680031294
ISBN-10: 1680031295
Publisher: Texas Review Press
Publication Date: July 7th, 2017
Pages: 304
Language: English