Friday, February 1, 2013

New review!: "Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents..."

As I write at Open Letters Monthly, Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story is wonderful, but "the mission this book sets for itself is as odd as a TV show that aims to be “useful” to bright young people looking to break into television production—but also to people who like movies but rarely watch TV":
While Object Lessons declines to willingly advocate for a particular movement or school, it does tell us about the more loosely organized school of people who read short stories. And the unavoidable observation that the people who read short stories are different from the people who do not provides the background tension that weaves together the stories in this book.
You can read the full review here.  

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