Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Stereotypes I Wasn't Aware Of
According to the letters section of the December Harper's, a Richard Lange of Santa Cruz, CA mentions the "shallow stereotype of experimental writers as weird, bitter people with an axe to grind." Huh. I consider myself at least somewhat experimental, and okay, weird, maybe, but weird and bitter? Maybe the problem is I just don't know what experimental means? Anyway, this is a stereotype? I seriously doubt anyone's bothering to stereotype experimental writers, not when it's so much more fun to stereotype movie stars.