Beyond Hypocrisy: The n+1 Story

Opinion

Hear ye, hear ye!

Spoiled rich girl Dayna Tortorici just impaled n+1 on a watermelon!

Dayna made editor at n+1, yet she doesn’t know who Daniel Handler is and couldn’t care less about his racist jokes at the National Book Awards!

Is it possible that cronyism could lead to incompetence and hypocrisy?! I never thought that could happen either!

Fortunately, NPL editor Karl Wenclas is here to make sense of the insane literary world and speak truth to power in his scathing editorial, Beyond Hypocrisy.

To survive in the high-priced, high-cost world of New York publishing, literary individuals are forced into a schizophrenic mindset.

On the one hand they’re required to be correctly liberal in their attitudes, if not Leftist. On the other hand they’re placed at the center of power and money in the richest, most capitalist city on the planet. Within the pyramid of hierarchy that defines that city, the realm of literature exists at the highest levels. As the recent swanky black-tie National Book Awards dinner demonstrated.

Thanks to usatoday.com for Daniel Handler image.

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The Art of the Con?

Opinion

NPL editor Karl Wenclas meditates on the Tao Lin phenomenon once more with Self Marketing 101: Tao Lin, in which he asks if the future of literature really is on a sweaty Madison Avenue mattress…

Thank you to ElectricLiterature.com for the enticing photo of our anti-hero.

Jonathan Carroll, Tao Lin…

Announcement

Happy Friday, New Pop Lit’ers! Some fun offerings for the last few hours of your working week…

Check out Lloyd’s latest news story on Jonathan Carroll’s new book, Bathing the Lion at NPL News.

Also, Karl weighs in on the continuing implosion of Tao Lin, with nods to Ed Champion, n+1, Alex Shephard… read the disinfecting truth here: Tao Lin and American Cronyism.

Thank you, interviewmagazine.com... also The Coen Brothers?

Thank you, interviewmagazine.com… also The Coen Brothers?