>>-->riPOSTe: Wittig responds
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 17:10:43 -0600
"Pollack's lacklustre effort doesn't even merit the term 'pan.' . . . Afraid to commit to an all-out assault, he skims, skirts, and skirmishes - raising an eyebrow when he could be lowering a crowbar.
Amerika and the Unknown may have to scrub off a little spray paint, but they emerge intact. Where's the vim, Neal, the vitriol?
Electronic literature once again goes to bed frustrated, having been denied the full-bore blast owed it by history - the kind of frothing, scathing, slathering pan that was the origin of the art historical terms "Fauve," and "Impressioniste." No, E-Lit is still sadly being squired by tyros like Birkerts and Pollack whose strategy, if any, seems to be to exhaust it in endless foreplay."from "F**king Bring It, Already!" in CRCR (Critical Review of Critical Reviews) March 27, 2000
(Further responses to Britannica's review of The Unknown can be sent to ebr.)