Re: RARA-AVIS: Unreliable narrator

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 14 Nov 2005

Kerry Schooley wrote:

I think that's a bit of a post-modern clich鬠and one that conveniently lets writers off the hook. Do we forget that a lot of the books we're now calling literary originally appeared in the popular, pulp press? And why should people have to recognize good from bad writing?

************ The idea that plot doesn't matter was big with the modernists. We have the postmoderns to thank for extinguishing all those terrible grand narratives and pointing out the shocking truth about the dubious nature of language in describing reality.


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