Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Nobel Formalists

Also from James Tata: 8 of 10 Nobel Lauraetes, he tells (in contrast to fiction from American publishers--are formalists.

Seeing so place for comments, I asked the following by email:

Your post on Nobel formalists--in contrast to American publishing houses, begs for further comment.

I'd like to hear how you distinguish formalist criticism, which might choose anything as subject, and "formalism" as you use it--to characterize the work itself.

Where does "formalism" overlap with meta-fiction, post-modernism? And what do you believe explains the lack of interest in formalist works by U.S. publishers?

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