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Realism rules (still)

In America—although not Britain—realist fiction has been excoriated by postmodernists and their cheerleaders in literary criticism. But realism is nothing like as naive as its opponents claim
James Wood  

Generation gap

Writers still form identifiable generations. For all their curmudgeonly individualism, the "angry young men" of the 1950s stood for something. By contrast, argues Allan Massie, the 1980s generation are disconnected and indifferent to life in Britain
Allan Massie