Realism in Fiction

By what standards do we judge what’s realistic or not? Do we judge according to the novelist’s intentions? Or how we ourselves feel about the story about whether it’s believable or not? Maybe it’s a little of both…

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  1. michael says:

    I’d like to think that ‘realism’ and ‘non/fiction’ are rather moot questions. What’s real and what’s not is only restrained by time, so any objectivity we try to uphold is ultimately fickle, and what’s fiction or not is only restrained by memory, which is just as fickle as well!

    I’d like to think stories are, and all things about them don’t matter except to connect to others in our endless numbered days. (And arguments are great ways to connect to others!)

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