"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become."
I once read that literary fiction is fiction of ideas. While the story must be good, emphasis on action is not often as important as emphasis on the ideas, themes, and concerns of the book. Literary fiction tackles big issues that are often controversial, difficult, and complex.
Commercial fiction, on the other hand, is . . .
Did You Know . . .?
In 2011 there was a survey and 63% of Americans did not know how many justices were in the supreme court.
WORD FOR TODAY
1. a sudden, unpredictable change, as of one's mind or the weather.
2. a tendency to change one's mind without apparent or adequate motive;
(born July 31, 1962)
Wesley Snipes is an American actor who has starred in numerous films, including action thrillers and dramatic features. Snipes is known for playing the Marvel Comics character Blade in the Blade film trilogy. In 2010, Snipes began serving a three-year prison sentence in McKean County, Pennsylvania for misdemeanor failure to file U.S. federal income tax returns. He was released from prison in 2013.
(born July 31, 1965)
J. K. Rowling is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series.
(born July 31, 1966)
Dean Cain is an American actor. He is most widely known for his role as Superman in the popular American television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
(born 31 July 1974)
Emilia Fox is an English actress, known for her role as Dr. Nikki Alexander on BBC crime drama Silent Witness, having joined the cast in 2004 following the departure of Amanda Burton. She also appeared as Morgause in the BBC's Merlin beginning in the program's second series.
"Every man's memory is his private literature."