[ilds] Should he?

Durrell School of Corfu durrells at otenet.gr
Tue May 29 22:39:00 PDT 2007


Sorry for asking, but what is 'genre literature'? Is literature a genre?
RP
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> The novelist T. C. Boyle says that he never reads genre literature. 
> He never reads it, he says, because all genre literature is BAD. In 
> fact, he says this often in interviews.
> 
> How would Boyle know about genre literature if he never read it?
> 
> It seems to me that Eagleton may be like Boyle. He's never read 
> Durrell, but he already knows that Durrell is BAD.
> 
> Bill
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