share this difficulty with their nonfictionist brethren.
The basic terms of Melville's conception of the problem are prefigured in his first appearance as fictionist
, in the preface to Typee.
He had been described by Salman Rushdie as "one of the essential figures of American literature" and by Malcolm Bradbury as "the best of the contemporary American short story writers." In The New Fiction, he was called "the most imitated fictionist
in the United States today."
His two outstanding album releases have both received huge critical acclaim and his third, The Fictionist
, is due soon.
While only DeLillo qualifies as a "postmodern" fictionist
, the other writers discussed in some detail also undercut certain narrative conventions (both modernist and realist), so that their use of "visionary moments" does not simply reinforce the Romantic-modernist tradition of the literary epiphany (from Wordsworth through Browning and Hopkins to Joyce, Woolf, and Faulkner [2002, 35]).
But then you can't help feeling bad for DHL, the coal-miner's son, the innovative fictionist
, filtered through the kidneys of a rich dilettante.
The same thing could be found in the comparison between the Anglo-Asian gynoid fictionist
Richard Calder's Dead Girls Trilogy (1993-96) and Matsuura's close friend and major magic realist Yoriko Shono's representation of cyborgian identity in most of her novels, including her prize-winning novella, Time Warp Complex (1994), which is excerpted here.
The man in me revolts against the fictionist
, and here is my desperate
George Orwell, in 1946, referred to the comfort of the "English murder" which was drawn from the pages of some pulp fictionist
while the reader was arrayed on a sofa on a quiet Sunday afternoon.
Strongly influenced by Herbert Spencer's "Philosophy of Style" and Rudyard Kipling's "plain style," London's literary techniques were predicated on functionalism, sincerity, and what he called "impassioned realism." He was instrumental in ushering into American literature a new prose for the modern fictionist
: clear, straightforward, unpretentious, imagistic.
There is a beautiful symmetry to this considering that Rotor is the grandniece of the famed Filipino fictionist