If you wonder what is the ultimate destination toward which modern philosophy
and modern art are leading you, you may observe its advance symptoms all around
us. Observe that literature is returning to the art form of the pre-industrial
ages, to the chronicle—that fictionalized biographies of “real” people, of
politicians, baseball players or Chicago gangsters, are given preference over
works of imaginative fiction, in the theater, in the movies, in television—and
that a favored literary form is the documentary.