the task of the modern writer

“The role of the imaginative writer has flipped in our time.

Previously the imaginative writer was supposed to produce fictions; however, we are now completely surrounded by fictions. We’re surrounded by advertisements, by artificial environments.

The role of the author now is to create realities, to discover realities perhaps.”

— J.G. Ballard as quoted by Graham Harman

via thebodyasaconduit

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