"Conceptual fiction plays with our conception of reality"
September 27, 2014 2:30 AM Subscribe
"I loathe science fiction," Vladimir Nabokov declared to a BBC interviewer in 1968. A few months later Nabokov published an elaborate sci-fi novel.Nabokov's Ada or Ardor is one of the works in the Science Fiction in Transition (1958-1975): New Wave & New Directions reading list put together by Ted Gioia, in his day job a jazz critic and music historian.
The list is only one small part of Gioia's Conceptual Fiction site, dedicated to "exploring the Non-Realist Tradition in Fiction". Its guiding principles are set out in notes on conceptual fiction.
But this is only one of Gioia's literary websites. There are also:
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