Jan 142013

I have since come to believe that these [student] manuscripts reflect a more fundamental cultural shift. In evolving from readers to viewers, we’ve lost our grip on the essential virtues embodied by a narrator: the capacity to make sense of the world, both around and inside us….

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—Jason DeYoung

  5 Responses to “Steve Almond on the Lost Art of the Narrator @ The New York Times”

  1. The essay itself is enough to suggest that the story might have a happy ending. Here’s hoping.

  2. Strong piece on a subject with big implications for writers and the world. We desperately need new stories for ourselves, and here the writer has a vital role to play. Thanks for posting, Doug.

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