Literature Defined: Is Eric full of crap?

I have been fascinated by many of my friend's comments on why they like or dislike a book. I'm going to throw out a thesis for discussion: That modern literary fiction is valued more for the quality of the writing than what the "story" says about the human condition and that this differs markedly from books written in the 19th and early twentieth centuries. So am I full of it or what. What got me thinking about this was the recent fascinating discussions about the Sokal hoax and the article in t...more
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