Posts Tagged ‘aesthetic theory’

Against Good Stories: A Rebuttal

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Earlier today Roxane posted about the merits of what she called “good stories.” She also invoked a discussion of the conventional/experimental split. I have just read her post and feel compelled to respond.  (Thanks, Roxane, for providing such a provocative post!)

Let me admit right up front that this post is going to be impromptu, and therefore the organization of my thoughts will presumably be scattershot, and in no way comprehensive. I am not going to edit this post; I’m just going to type off the cuff and then post the post. I have to do it this way or else I’ll do like I always do, which is to say that I’ll tell myself I’m going to write a post responding to Roxane’s post, but then I won’t ever get around to doing it.

So here goes my thoughts as they occur to me…

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