Collapsing Genre

November 9, 2014 | 2 books mentioned

“The clash of genre values is fundamental to the novelistic experience. That’s how we ought to be thinking about our books. Instead of asking whether a comic book could be “as valuable” as King Lear, we ought to ask how the values of tragedy and romance might collide.” Joshua Rothman writes about the coming “collapse of the genre system” and our own Emily St. John Mandel‘s National Book Award short-listed Station Eleven for The New Yorker.

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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