Thursday, August 18, 2011

JS Bangs: Abjection of the past in fantasy literature

I have much I could write about this but for now I'd rather just link to what my friend J. S. Bangs has written in these two links. The first link about the abjection of the past in literature and literary criticism is particularly intriguing to me. The observation that genre fiction emerged precisely at the moment when Western intellectual culture decided the past definitively needed to be escaped from so that we could embrace better-modern is something we could camp out on for a long time.

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