One of the most interesting trends in the world of fiction is the recent trend of such authors suddenly turning out non-fiction titles. While some of our most famous authors in the realm of fantasy, such as Daniel Handler, have yet to follow this trend, there are plenty of others who seem determined to do so. While Handler hasn't turned his attention to writing any kind of philosophical manifesto, certain authors have decided to try their hand at this risky business. In many cases, the results have been enlightening or, at the very least, entertaining. Is this a trend that seems destined to become a mainstay?
What Is The Appeal For An Author To Write A Grand Manifesto?
Is there a special urge to write a grand artistic manifesto that has become more prevalent with the advent of the new century? Do authors in all genres of fiction feel the need to explain themselves to their audience in a way that has never occurred to them in the past? Why all of a sudden are authors from the fields of fantasy, horror, erotica, and even children's fiction suddenly writing philosophical treatises and "How to Write" guides? Is there an overarching trend that explains these frank and confessional works? These are questions that customers and critics alike are scrambling to find answers to.