Daily Notes on Literature, Pop Culture & Media, and Academia

Tao Lin: “New Lit Boy”?

Posted by litdaily on August 26, 2010

Tao Lin, whose new novel Richard Yates is going to be released on September 7, is being heralded as the “New Lit Boy.” Lin’s writing depicts the simultaneous isolation and over-exposure experienced in a technology-driven world. His work is a useful starting point for discussing how use of technology influences and alters authors’ writing styles. Lin’s new aesthetic coupled with his self-promotional marketing tactics have earned him both a loyal audience and scorn…more>>

Cultural critic Hua Hsu tries to decide whether Lin’s excessive self-promotional tactics, which have included selling shares online for his book and getting arrested for trespassing, should be read as narcissistic or as criticism of our Internet-embedded lives…more>>

For all things Tao Lin, check out the recently-launched Rumpus Book Club which is reading Richard Yatesmore>>still more>>


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