Literary Fiction Doesn't Have to Be What You Think It Is

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“Realism is a genre – a very rich one, that gave us and continues to give us lots of great fiction,” the 86-year-old writer told the Guardian. “But by making that one genre the standard of quality, by limiting literature to it, we were leaving too much serious writing out of serious consideration. Too many imaginative babies were going out with the bathwater. Too many critics and teachers ignored – were ignorant of – any kind of fiction but realism.” - Ursula K LeGuin 

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