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As early as the late 1970's truly 'literary' (or maybe say 'moral') fiction started going away. And that's where we are today. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John Janda
"Today, though perhaps not in Shakespeare's day, the resolution never to behave like Macbeth does not inevitably carry any clear implication of what to do instead. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Scott L. Cupp
Bought this to replace a loan that didn't come back.
This book is an absolutely fundamental discussion of the question "Why write fiction? Read more
On Moral Fiction was first published in 1976, and is author and critic John Gardner's view on the necessity for morality in fiction, arguing that fiction displays the beliefs of... Read morePublished on June 18, 2013 by Iola
John Gardner's book On Moral Fiction did a good job explaining his views on what constitutes great fiction rather than simply fiction to sell. Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by Ann Frailey
On Moral Fiction: Review
"True art is moral. We recognize true art by its' careful, thoroughly honest search for an analysis of values. Read more
I empathize with John Gardner and his frustration with the mediocrity of modernism, postmodernism and nihilism, and the lack of what he refers to as moral fiction in much of the... Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by Lorilyn Roberts
John Gardner was a good writer; but he could have been a better writer, if only his scale of values were that of an artist. Read morePublished on February 11, 2011 by Bookman