Two articles below with great flaws but nevertheless of some interest, regarding the vitality of fiction. As answer to the valid concerns and antidote to the analytic weaknesses of both articles — see Victor Hugo’s great novel Les Miserables, and this excerpt from his biography; see Mammonart by Upton Sinclair, his astute book of economic literary criticism, and see this powerful contemporary novel of love and geopolitics by my colleague Andre Vltchek, Point of No Return.
Has Fiction Lost Its Power? by Rod Liddle
The Spirit of Hugo by Mark Derian