RARA-AVIS: Literature versus literratchure

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 20 Jan 2004

Mark asked:

>Could this whole crime fiction that is literature label really tell us
>more about the person making the claim than about the book in question?


>Could it be that those making these claims feel insecure about enjoying
>genre fiction and feel a need to elevate any they do enjoy to give it

Yes, and those who in turn automatically sneer at academics are just as full of it. Snobbery cuts both ways.

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