The Situation

The Situation in American Writing: Alexander Chee

Here in America we are like a people asleep and dreaming on top of something we both know and don’t know is an enormous weapon aimed at the whole world, including every one of us.

The Situation in American Writing: Steve Almond

Literature’s essential moral duty is to make us feel more than we did before, to induce the radical empathy that helps us imagine the suffering and exaltation of other human beings.

The Situation in American Writing: Victor LaValle

The individual is a lie. Or, rather, a noble ideal. I don’t believe such a being exists, Enlightenment be damned.

The Situation in American Writing: Darin Strauss

Writers all have their perfect reader, their imaginary bibliomanic, a snufalupagus in bifocals.

The Situation in American Writing: Lars Iyer

America seems to be everywhere; we are living in an American reality. Which makes me want to read anything but American fiction, however ignorant this sounds.

The Situation in American Writing: Danielle Evans

In life and in writing, there is no such thing as a person without context.

The Situation in American Writing: T.C. Boyle

In the end, art is art and the world is the world.

The Situation in American Writing: Maud Newton

If I have a creed, it’s doubt.

The Situation In American Writing: Steve Himmer

If we write about the past or the future, even an imaginary past or unlikely future, we’re always really writing about the present.

The Situation in American Writing: Christopher Bollen

Rarely can literature keep pace with a revolution.