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Literary Fiction as Anti-Definitional

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I’m starting to think of literary fiction as a genre defined by absences. It encompasses books that can’t be too sexy, have too much plot, be too funny or zany, that cannot, in other words, be too fun.

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September 22, 2010 at 9:30 pm

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Youxia

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One book translated the ancient Chinese term “youxia” as “knights errant”. Another book translated the word as “gangster”.

Somewhat different perspectives on who these people were.

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September 6, 2010 at 3:02 pm

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