This article aims to show how the development of the internet affects the literary field. To discuss the issue, the author first establishes a distinction between what he calls the “traditional editorial system” and the “new editorial system.” This distinction is then put into perspective through the study of the blogs of three renowned writers. This literary writing practice is highlighted as being particularly symptomatic of a phenomenon that the author designates by the term hybridization—a result of the coexistence between the two editorial systems in tension with each other. Finally, the article shows that this literary hybridization is the manifestation of a more radical change, which triggers a reflection on the power of literature and the notion of authority.
- media transformation
- writing blogs