Apr 15, 2008

Futures: the Smaller One

The future is freer, smaller, mobile. This is not news in terms of design and consumer products. But what about other aspects of culture?

I predict a revival of the novella in literature. Perfect for our small attention spans and mobile demands. Or maybe the American pulp "novelette" of the 1940s and ’50s? Not only are novellas small, but in many ways they were the original blog or communal autoblography: stories and news from urban life worth repeating for amusement and edification.

This image was taken at Melville House, which has published a series "THE ART OF THE NOVELLA", helping prove my theory.

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