Recently, Tom Wolfe agreed to answer 10 reader-submitted questions for Time Magazine. When asked how he felt about the current state of fiction, Wolfe, the author of such notable books as The Right Stuff and The Bonfire of the Vanities, responded
"There's so little of it now that it's pathetic, and it's pathetic all over. Writers come from master-of-fine-arts programs now. If you add up the college education of Steinbeck, Hemingway and Faulkner, you get to spring break of freshman year."For some reason, I find myself chuckling over this.
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