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Interview with Brian Evenson, review of A Collapse of Horses

I recently interviewed Brian Evenson, an author, thinker, and educator working at the leading edge of dark fiction, who provides his thoughts on many topics, including the unreliability of perception, and the increasingly blurred line between what is known as "genre fiction" with that considered more "literary":

"... I think when I was first writing there were a lot of critics who saw the line between genre and literature as very firm, as more of a wall than a line. They thought you should stay on one side or the other. I watched some early critics go through acrobatics to avoid mentioning the connections of my work to genre, and other critics criticize it for that connection. Now, itís much more widely accepted that what many of that generation thought of as a wall is more like a line drawn in the sand, and that in certain places the wind has made it so you canít even be sure where the line is at all."

My review of his outstanding collection A Collapse of Horses is included, as well.

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Re: Interview with Brian Evenson, review of A Collapse of Horses

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I recently interviewed Brian Evenson, an author, thinker, and educator working at the leading edge of dark fiction, who provides his thoughts on many topics, including the unreliability of perception, and the increasingly blurred line between what is known as "genre fiction" with that considered more "literary":

"... I think when I was first writing there were a lot of critics who saw the line between genre and literature as very firm, as more of a wall than a line. They thought you should stay on one side or the other. I watched some early critics go through acrobatics to avoid mentioning the connections of my work to genre, and other critics criticize it for that connection. Now, itís much more widely accepted that what many of that generation thought of as a wall is more like a line drawn in the sand, and that in certain places the wind has made it so you canít even be sure where the line is at all."

My review of his outstanding collection A Collapse of Horses is included, as well.
Many thanks for that, an oft-overlooked writer.

The Warren! Excellent to know ahead of time.
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