‘Although reading is linear, writing is not.’
Rudy Rucker, The Transrealist Manifesto
Where have all the manifestos gone? Art is like motor racing, whilst winning is all well and good its the chance of witnessing a bloody great crash that makes it compelling. Or being in one. Without the odd revolutionary manifesto every once in a while thinks start to get awful boring. I’ve had to go all the way back to the 80’s to find one that rings my bell, which leaves me with the nagging suspicion that this particular revolution may have already been and gone. There is nothing more embarrassing than being caught adopting last seasons ideology. But I’d like to think that transrealism is one of those classic causes you can keep raising the flag for year after year after year. If not I’m just going to have to be guilty of crimes against style again. It won’t be the first time.
Do you have a literary manifesto in need of expression? Then I want to hear it. Comment below.