"We need the novel because paradise is always a lie"
October 18, 2017 10:21 AM Subscribe
the novel matters because it's fiction, and fiction, like truth, profoundly matters to the human species. In the age of Trump, when truth is so blatantly revealed as something dismissible, somehow simply no longer relevant, the novel matters even more, because to some extent we all live by fictions, we have all along survived by using them.The novel in the age of Trump by Ali Smith.
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