Michael Martone : Michael Martone : Michael Martone

Posted by @ 3:15 pm on January 11th, 2011


Michael Martone on William Gass, the most important contemporary fiction writer. Of the lessons he learned from “In the Heart of the Heart of the Country”, he says:

…First, that prose could be sustained without narrative. Second, that character need not be beholding to psychological “depth.” Third, that juxtaposition is all and that, yes, there is a world within a word. And fourth, that “Indiana” could be a subject…


4foraQuarter, Michael Martone’s twitter feed.

4 pieces, 4 dollars, the latest tag of KFC. “4” kind of looks like a piece. It’s drumsticky. It thighs. It’s breastly. But mostly it wings.