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Galeti Tavas
Galeti Tavas
2 years ago

How dreadful to watch the bonfire of the vanities as the woke Liberals set out to destroy the great art, history, scientific, philosophical, industrial, political, legal, achievements of the Western male. They have no idea of the backward and savage world it would be without their genius in creating what we now enjoy. No idea as the Postmodernist Left/Liberal have rewritten history, as they write out the contributions of the White Male, and so it is lies, ignorance, bigotry, and self loathing, being taught with amazing success.

Ian Gribbin
Ian Gribbin
2 years ago

The feminized publishing industry has seen to it that I haven’t read fiction for decades, aside from Houellebecq.

Call me a misogynist but I haven’t read a single work by a female that hasn’t been cloying in some way.

I tried to read Austen again after hating it at school…30 yrs on…it’s worse than I remember it as a kid.

The desperation to promote female authors has resulted in a massive dilution and lowering of standards.

Jonathan Weil
Jonathan Weil
2 years ago
Reply to  Ian Gribbin

Try Mary Gaitskell? Might not be your cup of tea, but I defy you to find her cloying.

There is certainly a lot of pap out there at the moment, but I’m not sure we should blame women. Plenty of male-authored pap as well. Plenty of male editors/agents bowing to the political wind.

Graham Stull
Graham Stull
2 years ago
Reply to  Ian Gribbin

Shameless plug for my latest novel: The Fortune Teller: Stull, Graham: 9780993265020: Amazon.com: Books
🙂

Jerry Jay Carroll
Jerry Jay Carroll
2 years ago
Reply to  Graham Stull

When you finish that — looks good from the peek I took — try this: https: //www.amazon.com/Jack-Nimble-Jerry-Jay-carroll/dp/0989826945/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1642872594&sr=1-4
An ex-Marine finds Hollywood more treacherous and dangerous than a battlefield.

Ethniciodo Rodenydo
Ethniciodo Rodenydo
2 years ago
Reply to  Ian Gribbin

Have you tried Enid Blyton?

Last edited 2 years ago by Ethniciodo Rodenydo
Cat Fan
Cat Fan
2 years ago
Reply to  Ian Gribbin

Try Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian is fantastic.

Lord Rochester
Lord Rochester
2 years ago
Reply to  Cat Fan

Indeed, The Road is the tenderest and most heart-breakingly positive depiction of a father/son relationship I have ever encountered.

In poetry, Don Patterson often centres the male/father’s viewpoint in a refreshing and intelligent way.

And there’s always Coetzee, too.

Francis MacGabhann
Francis MacGabhann
2 years ago

Like I’ve repeatedly said, people on the political left are always inveterate and irredeemable racists.

Drahcir Nevarc
Drahcir Nevarc
2 years ago

Correct.

Katy Hibbert
Katy Hibbert
2 years ago

This is particularly true of black writers, whose work can be misogynist, racist or just tripe and still win prize after prize.

Drahcir Nevarc
Drahcir Nevarc
2 years ago

I am a writer. At the present moment, I am sitting in a public library typing on my laptop, attached to the back of which is a sticker bearing the legend “FVCK BEING WOKE”.

Fredrick Urbanelli
Fredrick Urbanelli
2 years ago

For sure, the number of female authors has increased exponentially in the last 20 years, as has the number of awful and unread books. This is especially true in the US. Schlocky, trivial stories about relationships crudely disguised as serious fiction or detective stories or mysteries. American literature is at it’s lowest point ever. Diversity, inclusivity and lame mediocrity.

Dermot O'Sullivan
Dermot O'Sullivan
2 years ago

Thank you for that article.

Raymond Inauen
Raymond Inauen
2 years ago

This isn’t on the topic, but I had to get it off my chest face.
Lately I have noticed something: I have masks stashed all over the place. I don’t have a jacket that doesn’t have at least two or three masks in various pockets. I’ve even found a mask in one of my sneakers. I’ve found masks that were washed in the laundry and seemed completely intact when I took them out. I have masks in all my travel bags and suitcases (I only travel when it is safe to do so, and only in my own country ;-). I even have masks ready in my drone case. I have masks in the glove box, trunk and under the seat and I also have masks ready in my Vespa travel box case. I have masks at work and I have masks at home, there doesn’t seem to be a place where there isn’t a mask. But when I need one, they always seem to be missing. I’ve even found missing masks, so if you’re missing your mask, let me know, we can do a DNA test to see if it’s yours. I never thought I would have so many masks in my life. I wear a mask even though I know it’s superficial and doesn’t really stop the spread of the virus. I even sneezed once and my mask flew off, which was embarrassing because when I picked up the mask and put it back on, everyone was only more disgusted. I mean, what are you going to do, you have to do what everybody else is doing, whether it makes sense or not. Am I the only person who is sick of all of this?
What’s your mask story?

William Hickey
William Hickey
2 years ago
Reply to  Raymond Inauen

You have a Vespa?

Raymond Inauen
Raymond Inauen
2 years ago
Reply to  William Hickey

Yes, my Italian two wheeled darling! Always there when I need her, follows me everywhere I go! Wouldn’t know what to do without her.

Jerry Jay Carroll
Jerry Jay Carroll
2 years ago
Reply to  Raymond Inauen

Think of them as face diapers.

Paul K
Paul K
2 years ago

Brilliant piece. More please.

Terence Fitch
Terence Fitch
2 years ago

The ‘Nouvelle’ was created for bored 18th century women with time in their hands. Thanks to the absurd Leavis and others it was promoted to the status of moral high art. No wonder Classics scholars and many others balked at establishing Literature degrees. Imagine studying light entertainment? Of course in the long run they were right. However a number of men used the form to write often remarkable texts. It has now returned to its rightful place as an irrelevant pastime for bored women.

Jerry Jay Carroll
Jerry Jay Carroll
2 years ago

It’s not hard to understand why the American male has turned from fiction to video games.