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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Thornton P. Knowles On Holding Phony Literary Fiction Guilty As Charged

I like to think of myself as a crime fighting crusader in charge of prosecuting phony works of "literary fiction" for fraud and theft by deception. The novelist James Parker said it best: "Imagine, if you will, a book on trial for being boring. Imagine the arguments: the solid citizens called by the prosecution to testify that this book bored them senseless. Imagine the authors and hip professors brought in by the defense to assert that the book was not boring at all, but on the contrary a work of great and lasting interest."

Thornton P. Knowles

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