Monday, July 7, 2008

Now Appearing in BREVITY's Blog

Dinty Moore at BREVITY Magazine is always open to thoughtful posts about the genre, and upon occasion, young Mr. Moore even runs a few thoughts from me. This time he posted a short thought I had after participating in a discussion of Eliot Sloan's The Green Room from CREATIVE NONFICTION Magazine.

Always one to have an opinion first and then to worry about validating it later, I wondered about the idea of narcissism in creative nonfiction characterize as
dripping with narcissism, I wrote a post for BREVITY's blog, which you can read here.

On the other hand, and if you happen to subscribe to THE MISSOURI REVIEW, there's another take on the issue.

As I wrote a friend I sometimes think (as the Eagles and Don Henley sing) "Get over
it!" But then again, what did I write (the memoir) but a life-is-tough-sometimes story. On the other hand, and this is my fervent hope, I tried to show that people with disabilities are people -- sometimes ignorant, sometimes okay, sometimes doin' the right thing -- and so should be accepted as people. That's what I want. That's why I prefer to think (okay, crown myself with the thought) that I wrote a bit of mid-20th century social history from the first person point of view.

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