Levi Asher • June 21st, 2005
LitKicks member Elpoc_05
asks a perennial question about modern lit:
'Who will live on? Ours is a time of remembrance of everyone; but we certainly will not be able to keep it up for long. Not everyone will be known forever -- who are the greats of the modern era? Who represents our time and our style? McLuhan? Ginsberg? Pound? Eliot? Stein? Kerouac? Dylan? Cohen? Sid Vicious? Rachmoninoff? Derrida? Stephen King? Legends are innumerable. Who can we think of but Shelley, Byron, Keats from their era. Chaucer is it for his time. But what about us, and our time? Who really IS the genius of today, the one to stand out?'