Swinburne's Lesson: "Noumenon" by Marina J. Lostetter

Noumenon - Marina J. Lostetter

I would encourage you to consider the potential for speculative fiction to help us all drop our lazy assumptions about Realism, mimesis, and how any writing made up of words upon a page ever really relates to or captures some discernible, locatable "real world."

As someone who prefers poetry over novels, I turn to speculative fiction, weird fiction, science fiction for the same sort of liberation from the tyrannous fantasy of the Real. Forget the mirror; look to the Lamp. 



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