Is literary fiction dead?
Callum Sharp
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No, literary fiction is not dead. The percentage of people who read literary fiction has dwindled. It’s a “demand” problem. Twitter and technology in general has made our species’ arms longer, our bellies larger, and our brains smaller. And as our knuckles drag the ground, our bellies make us stoop, and our brains atrophy, it becomes more difficult to bother with anything that improves us. We just want to be stimulated — usually by eating, staring at screens with moving pictures, taking pictures of ourselves, or doing stupid pet tricks for snacks (example: writing vapid articles on Medium for “claps”).

Within a hundred years, we will be fat, knuckle-dragging morons.

Some are ahead of the curve…

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