Craig Lancaster on the definition of literary fiction.
Literary fiction is writing that “illuminates the human condition, bringing the things we fear the most and love the most together and telling us some fundamental truth about them.”
Sounds like a pretty good definition to me. Of course, since most fiction does, or should do this, on at least some level, it’s also sufficiently vague as to be almost all-inclusive. Kinda like the definition of fantasy, if it comes to that.
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