Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Hmm …

… The ''Cli-Fi-Scene": Lydia Millet on why ''cli-fi'' novels have a moral obligation to stand up and speak truth to a terribly distracted world.

That literature has a moral dimension is certainly true. But to identify that with activism is problematic. Art explores the subtleties and ambiguities involved in moral choice. For activists the choice has been made and there is no subtlety or ambiguity left to consider. So activist fiction is likely to devolve into mere propaganda, something we hardly need any more of.

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