Saturday, February 26, 2011

Novels and Commerce

Do novelists dream of making money, of their novel being sold to Hollywood and making more money? But for the love of words would they be in real estate?

Will we ever see published by a major firm, and reaching a significant audience, works in the spirit of Proust and Joyce and Virginia Woolf? 

Commerce keeps the novel today grounded, but does it make many a novelist unwilling to take major risks?