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August 14th, 2006, 12:47 PM
Sarah Monette has some things to say on the eternal issue of genre distinctions: you know, what do they mean, what are they good for?http://truepenny.livejournal.com/461181.html (http://truepenny.livejournal.com/461181.html#cutid3)
She's posted a brief monologue, in the end expressing succinctly what I basically feel about the issue. I thought a few of the theorists around here might find it interesting.

August 14th, 2006, 01:54 PM
She has a nice style. I like her definition/metaphor of genre. She has a limited understanding of what marketing categories are in the piece, but that's okay, as she's not really writing about marketing categories, and very specifically says so. I like her openess to many theories. Some might call it wishy-washy, but I don't think it is.