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Category Archives: generosity
What is the power of fiction? Dan Fang ponders this topic in her blog post as she debates the wavering line between fiction and fact in the world that Powers has presented. If all writing is rewriting, is there such thing as a new story, new material? Or are we simply telling the same stories […] Continue reading
Richard Powers’s book Generosity, An Enhancement might center its narrative around the seemingly unflappable, amicable Thassa Amzwar, but is the book actually ABOUT her? Killian C. Quigley doesn’t seem to think so; using quotes from Walter Pater’s Studies in the History of the Renaissance and Danny Penman, he argues that the fascination with Thassa is […] Continue reading
Has there ever just been one person that can annoy you in three seconds flat? Or perhaps you know someone who has the most explosive temper? In the past, people have always been thought to be responsible for themselves and their behavior, but as we learn more and more about our genes and their effects […] Continue reading
I’ve been wondering, ever since I finished Generosity, why it was that Thassa, the beloved character in the book, annoyed me so much. Is it her constant optimism? The fact that a scientific discovery hinges on her DNA? Or is it simply the fact that she seems to be Powers’s conduit as the manifestation of […] Continue reading