Jul 1, 2012
I don’t see why that’s a bad line. We have only heard of Jong because she wrote a sex book.Powers is right that Jong’s talk about “the dicittaon” is dangerous. It can happen, sure. A certain blogger I know has the gift. But it’s rare, like winning the lottery. And blogging is not what Jong is talking about.Perhaps when writing about sex “the dicittaon” can happen. Jong did get the idea from Henry Miller. But we are more forgiving of sex writing. Does it turn us on? Then it’s good.Powers wrote a book on Mark Twain. Twain sculpted his work, word by word. There was no dicittaon. But there was no sex either. And blogs had not been invented.
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