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Katharine Coldiron on Millennial Novelists
Recently, in the Washington Post, Mark Athitakis lamented the absence of a millennial novelist who could claim to be a household name. Today, at Book & Film Globe, Katharine Coldiron explains why there will never be one:
Between the generations, culture has fractured, fragmented, splintered into tens of millions of pieces, like a mirror dropped from a great height. Matt Zoller Seitz extracted a portion of this truth in his piece for Vulture about “the end of the era of television as an epic, communal journey.” But he failed to go far enough. Millennials are the first generation without simultaneity in any cultural area, not just television.