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, David Bratman <dbratman@e...> wrote:
> At 01:52 AM 7/20/2005 +0000, Lezlie wrote:
because they're major sources in Old Norse, a
> language he taught, and because he used them as sources (they're
> dwarf-names came from).
Of course, I had momentarily forgotten... ! :)
> >I also disagree that "all fiction is fan fiction". There is a deeper,
> >more complex conversation going in between authors, readers and later
> >generation writers than what seems to be the norm in "fan-fic."
> Totally apart from questions of quality and subtlety,
Ahhh... Although those are precisly the qualities we seek in reading
and in crafting our fiction. Whether a piece has literary quality or
not, BTW, was beside my point.
there is also a
> difference between crafting a work in response to an earlier work
> inspired by it, and actually borrowing its concrete setting or
> openly. This is a difference in kind, not necessarily a difference in
> literary value.
Also beside my point. What I was talking about is something different--
BTW: Have you read Stallybrass & White on this subject? Very
interesting stuff and a killer title: "The Politics and Poetics of
Transgression" - Lezlie