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The Future of Fiction
by multiple authors

The Future of Fiction
by multiple authors

The Future of Fiction
by multiple authors

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Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millenium

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on Pynchon, Franzen (Strong Motion) et al whose novels have this belief that there is some evil conspiracy and if only we could dismantle it, things would be better

(the author doesn't say this explicitly, but my takeaway is: in the real world, there is no master plot, no big Other to keep as the enemy, which is the real horror)

Jules Bukiet, M. (1996). Crackpot Realism: Fiction for the Forthcoming Millenium. In ? The Future of Fiction. Dalkey Archive Press, pp. 13-22

(verb) writhe toss / (verb) wallow / (verb) to rise and fall or toss about in or with waves / (verb) to become deeply sunk, soaked, or involved / (verb) to be in turmoil / (noun) a state of wild disorder; turmoil / (noun) a chaotic mass or jumble

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beyond the welter of random, inchoate experience

—p.14 by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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beyond the welter of random, inchoate experience

—p.14 by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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coined by Jacques Derrida, blending difference and deferral (of meaning); central to deconstruction

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the writers who most deeply reveal this transformative différance

the larger sentence is confusing and I don't fully get it so I haven't included it

—p.14 by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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the writers who most deeply reveal this transformative différance

the larger sentence is confusing and I don't fully get it so I haven't included it

—p.14 by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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(adj) another term for millenarian (the religious doctrine of a thousand-year period of peace and prosperity)

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those who have not yet been apprised of the changes they personify regard the writers [...] as chiliastic

—p.14 by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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those who have not yet been apprised of the changes they personify regard the writers [...] as chiliastic

—p.14 by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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(noun) one of the letters adopted as books of the New Testament / (noun) a liturgical lection usually from one of the New Testament Epistles / (noun) letter, or a composition in the form of a letter

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the battle-delayed epistles

—p.18 by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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the battle-delayed epistles

—p.18 by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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the ancient Jewish tradition of mystical interpretation of the Bible; as an adjective, refers to something secretive or mysterious

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Crackpot Realism is, through its cabalistic fixation on the secret meanings of words

—p.19 by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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Crackpot Realism is, through its cabalistic fixation on the secret meanings of words

—p.19 by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax

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Moral disintegration is connected to military apotheosis.

—p.19 by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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Moral disintegration is connected to military apotheosis.

—p.19 by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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(noun) politics based on practical and material factors rather than on theoretical or ethical objectives

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Jonathan Franzen hopes to secure the urban necropolis from further decay through his over-the-edge realpolitik

—p.21 by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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Jonathan Franzen hopes to secure the urban necropolis from further decay through his over-the-edge realpolitik

—p.21 by Melvin Jules Bukiet
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