Alex Mandarino
Alex Mandarino asked Margaret Atwood:

What's your stance in the division between literature and genre literature? Do you reckon such division exists and if so, why?

Margaret Atwood Hello: There are good books and the other kind. Good books exist in any and all "genres." So do the other kind. I think it's partly a matter of "frame" -- what it says the thing is on the cover – which shapes the expectations of the reader. In the 50s, when paperbacks were newish, you could walk into the corner drugstore and pick up a cheap edition on a classic with a sleazy cover on it. I bet a lot of people got introduced to literature that way!
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