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The New Puritans

A bunch of English writers, who published both a manifesto and an anthology of short stories and called for a return to story telling, doing away with authorial asides, cutesiness, fancy rhetorical devices, flashbacks and the like. The manifesto was based on the manifesto of Dogme 95, a group of Danish film-makers. I suspect that this group will splinter and some of the authors will make a living, others will fade and the movement will remain a historical anomaly. But I could be wrong.

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Man, oh manifesto!
New Puritans
The New Puritans
The Word: The New Puritans
Matt Thorne’s favourite New Puritan novels
Being a Puritan is just so naughty…
The Puritan Ethic