Myths about Literary Realism

@inproceedings{Devaney1997MythsAL,
  title={Myths about Literary Realism},
  author={Marjorie J. Devaney},
  year={1997}
}
One of the myths about literary realism commonly subscribed to by theorists of postmodernism is that it is naive and uncritical. Michael Boyd, for example, maintains that [a] contradiction implied by the aesthetics of realism is its failure to be concerned about the nature of reality. Although their characters may be uncertain about what is really real, realist novelists never are: reality is simply the given. … This attitude must create problems for modern antirealists when they read a… CONTINUE READING

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