Thursday, August 25, 2011

Memoirs of a Coward

The empathetic introspection of the novel has given way to the auto-erotic exhibitionism of the memoir.

I suppose it's a sign of the times. History has defeated poetry; the novel—like love—has lost its war with the pornography of facts; we stand without songs in Plato's Republic.

Fair enough: to the project of gutting the western imagination I add my own vanity project, written in 1999—it's been lightly revised over the years—and now self-published at Smashwords.

It's also available through Amazon. Buying it through Smashwords, however, lets you access the book in a wide variety of formats, including those used by the Kindle, the iPad, the Nook, the Kobo, and just about any home computer.

Cost: $2.99 + 2-3 hours of your time.

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