it's a great life, if you don't weaken (matociquala) wrote,
it's a great life, if you don't weaken

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it sounds like the howling of lost souls

truepenny makes a difference between noir and clair in describing books, meaning their worldview and the way they handle tone. It's far more complex than this, but for me it boils down to whether the book exists in a just and moral universe in which consequences for good people are mitigated by the narrative (clair) or if it does not (noir).

I need a set of terms for books that come with a self-aware deconstructionist sensibility, and ones that do not. (stillsostrange suggests "reinforcionist." I like her.)

417.8 miles to Rivendell. And on that note, I'm gonna go read The Fellowship of the Ring in the tub.
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