Who do the kids in contemporary writing workshops emulate?
October 30, 2007 2:34 PM Subscribe
Who's the Carver of today? That is, who do the kids in contemporary writing workshops emulate? Supposedly, in the 50's into the 60's it was Hemingway. From the 60's and 70's it was Donald Barthelme. The 80's and 90's was the reign of Carver. Has anyone taken over?
posted by Kattullus to writing & language (23 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
Yes, these are crass generalizations, but what I'm interested in is perception.