Should Literary Fiction Come Out of the Cloisters?

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By Porter Ander­son | @Porter_Anderson
Writing on the Ether: Can Literary Fiction Stay in the Cloisters? 


I don’t like what I see as a gradual diminution of the place and purpose of literary fiction in our culture.

I’ve written before about how the digital dynamic is a distributional energy that favors genre and entertainment. Like a fire seeking oxygen, the digital disruption seeks the biggest audiences. And those biggest audiences prefer, for the most part, entertainment over art and genre work over literary.


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