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Monday, January 05, 2004

Of course you know this means war 

"On the streets of Washington and across America, a war is being waged between popular novels and literary fiction. In this increasingly aliterate society -- acrawl with people who can read but don't -- the battle for readers is a high-stakes campaign."

Linton Weeks of the WaPo takes a look at the so-called divide, made especially evident at the NBA Awards late last year. Terry Teachout is quoted at length, saying many of the same things he's said on his blog about his thoughts on King's speech and literary and commercial fiction in general.

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