Literary minimalism

Raymond Carver, Ann Beattie, Bret Easton Ellis, Charles Bukowski, Ernest Hemingway, K. J. Stevens, Amy Hempel, Bobbie Ann Mason, Tobias Wolff, Grace Paley, Sandra Cisneros, Mary Robison, Frederick Barthelme, Richard Ford, Alicia Erian.

Stephen Crane, William Carlos Williams, early Ezra Pound, Robert Creeley, Robert Grenier, and Aram Saroyan are identified with their minimalist poetry.

Samuel Beckett is known for his minimalist plays and prose, as is Jon Fosse.

Literary minimalism is characterized by an economy with words and a focus on surface description. Minimalist authors eschew adverbs and prefer allowing context to dictate meaning.

Readers are expected to take an active role in the creation of a story.

Readers use their imagination to make the narrative their own.

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