f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n: Brit's Own Literary Squabble: 2005 Man Booker Prize Winner

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Brit's Own Literary Squabble: 2005 Man Booker Prize Winner

It's not just Americans who bicker over literary pretentions. The NYTimes gives a glimpse into England's recent dust-up involving Booker Prize-winner John Banville's The Sea.

Here's an interesting quote which I can't refute or corroborate.
"English writers for the most part try to follow Orwell's dictum that prose should be a pane of clear glass through which you look," he said. "But Irish writers think of prose style as a distorting lens. We love that ambiguity; we love that a word can have three or four meanings at the same time."