Thursday, April 24, 2014

Well Said: Realistic Literature Versus Fantasy Literature

Oftentimes fantasy literature is criticized exactly for being escapist; that it tries to create in people a feeling of another world they can go to and that distracts them from the important things they are supposed to be doing in this present world. I think there is a distinct and unpleasant whiff of the most repellent elements of Marxism and Leninism in that criticism of escape. ... It subordinates literature and it makes it a kind of propaganda, rather than a kind of art.
Michael C. Drout; Rings, Swords, and Monsters course
We don't need explanation about why I included this do we? Preaching to the Choir, yep that's what we do here.

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