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2016-01-28 17:44:27 Post No. 7633932
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If you can put it into words, what is it that you would say are the markers of a "good" (where good means rich or literary) book?
How much of it is craft, or the very beauty of the language use? Can an idea-rich, thoughtful piece still be literary even if it is very clunky or ugly (looking at you, Kant)?
How much of it is ideawork or theme? Can a piece that has a masterful aesthetic and gorgeous language-use, but is otherwise vapid and without intent, be literary or valuable?