Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: The definition of literature

From: William Ahearn (
Date: 07 Nov 2007

--- JIM DOHERTY <> wrote:

> I never said they were excellent BECAUSE they were
> genre fiction. I said, or at least I meant, that
> excellence was not a function of whether or a piece
> of
> fiction was part of a a genre, and that, if a genre
> piece does achieve excellence, it is not because it
> has somehow overcome the supposedly inherent
> handicaps
> of its genre.
Huh? Hate to go all miker on you but can you give a single example?


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