Is simplicity in literature overrated?
For example, 'Punctuated by what became ubiquitous sound bites " Tonya dashing after the tow truck, Nancy sailing the ice with one leg reaching for heaven " this melodrama parsed the transgressive hybridity of un-narrativized representative bodies back into recognizable heterovisual codes.' [Robyn Wiegman and Linda Zwinger, in "Tonya"s Bad Boot," an essay in Women on Ice, edited by Cynthia Baughman (Routledge, 1995)]
The above passage proves that Barthelme is wrong when he states that "Art is not difficult because it wishes to be difficult, rather because it wishes to be art." Art is mostly art because it is meaningful and straightforward, not forgetting that some artists intentionally complicate their works to muddy the waters and give an allure of deepness.