Alec Nevala-Lee

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Donald Barthelme

But the task is not so much to solve problems as to propose questions…There’s also an element of reportage, the description of new situations or conditions, but that’s pretty much a matter of identifying them rather than talking about solutions. Baudelaire noticing that the boulevards of Paris were no longer a means of getting from here to there but had become more like theater lobbies, places to be, and writing about that. The search is for a question that will generate light and heat.

Donald Barthelme, to The Paris Review

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December 16, 2015 at 7:30 am

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