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Serious About Genre

Michael Chabon gets serious about genre at the LA Times.

Where did this bias against work created for a popular audience come from?

In all fairness, it came from the fact that the vast preponderance of art created for a mass audience is crap. It’s impossible to ignore that. But the vast preponderance of work written as literary art is high-toned crap. The proportion may settle down in the neighborhood of 90/10 — Sturgeon’s Law said that 90% of everything is crud.

Via Bookninja

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.