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Is Protest Fiction Spent? (Nope)
"Novelists have often thought of novels as vehicles not merely for raising questions but for staking out positions and demonstrating the awfulness of a political regime or ideology." (James Baldwin called it "protest" fiction - "novels of Negro oppression".) "Does anyone today write protest fiction, novels designed to mobilize sentiment and influence events? Do they find a ready and enthusiastic audience? The answer, in both cases, is most definitely, and of course."
Lapham's Quarterly Fall 2012
Posted September 27, 2012 12:49 AM
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