Den fragmenterade romanen

Via en av mina favoritskribenter, Will Wilkinson finner jag en artikel om romanens nya form:

[...] a new type of fragmentation has come to the forefront in 21st century novels such as Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad (2010), David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas (2004), Roberto Bolaño's 2666 (2004), Ian McEwan's Atonement (2001), Geraldine Brooks's The People of the Book (2008), Hari Kunzru'sGods Without Men (2102), T.C. Boyle’s When the Killing’s Done (2011), David Foster Wallace's The Pale King (2011), Zadie Smith's NW (2102), Audrey Niffenegger'sThe Time Travelers Wife (2003), and other recent works. Instead of relying on fragmentation as a means of disjunction and dissolution, as many experimental novelists had done in the past—Julio CortázarWilliamBurroughsJ.G. BallardGilbert Sorrentino, etc.—the new fragmented novel is holistic and coalescent.  It resists disunity, even as it appears to embody it.