Monday, 27 February 2012

Seems Like a Fiction

Salman Rushdie discusses some of the problems facing modern writers at Harvard University's website. For example:
Realism depended on the writer and reader having a shared description of what the world was like, a shared worldview. But today, reality is highly contested. There's a real debate about the simple nature of what is the case, and in that context, the realism of the 19th century novel is not workable. It seems like a fiction.
Check it out. A wonderfully informative and entertaining article on an important (even if somewhat longwinded) writer.

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