--- In email@example.com, "jacquesdebierue"
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Gonzalo Baeza" <gbaeza@> wrote:
> > I agree with Mark and, like him, I don't get the anti-academic slant
> > of some posts on this list.
> Gonzalo, I don't think discussing how narrow and fossilized the canon
> is can be equated with an anti-academic slant.
I strayed a bit off topic and that must have generated some confusion.
I agree that questioning the validity of the canon does not betray an
anti-academic slant. What I was alluding to were previous assertions
that so-called mainstream fiction is mostly derivative, plot-less and
narcissistic (or something along those lines). The generalization
strikes me as ironic coming from people (and I don't think you were
one of them) who complain about a bias towards genre fiction.
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