If you happen to be one of the people who sat at that workshop I attended, AND you were rolling your eyes when I ranted about names and colonization and then made the obvious comparison that makes 95% of women uncomfortable (I won't bother repeating it now - it's too close to my mother's birthday who was a saint and I only saw her once make another person uncomfortable EVER), blah, blah. . .
All to say: if you're an author or reader who prefers ostrich-living, all the power to you.
You won't want to read MEG WOLITZER'S NY Times Essay (published on March 30, 2012), which I somehow missed during exams. Otherwise, click on the title below:
The Second Shelf: On the Rules of Literary Fiction for Men and Women
P.S. Oh, and btw, I'm pretty sure this whole story evolved from the Jodi Picoult/ Jennifer Weiner railings against the NYT for mostly reviewing their 'white male literary darlings'.
I have my opinions on this, of course, but hey, I'll let you decide.
If you want to read the Pinter article, just click on the title below:
Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner Speak Out On Franzen Feud: HuffPost Exclusive
Or, if you happen to be a mathematician who cares about the actual statistics that fuel this ongoing battle, here's one for you:
A Literary Glass Ceiling?
Stirring the pot again, oops,
I'm thankful really. . .full of gratitude. . . see yesterday's blog. . .
Have a great and long one!