Is literature supposed to be realist or escapist? My roommate says escapist.
Why have I never seen texting or Facebook referred to regularly in a book? One friend has seen one of them in one book... that's all.
Can escapist fiction be realistic? I think so. But to what extent?
Can realistic fiction be escapist? I think so, also.
What qualities set American fiction apart from that of the rest of the world?
Does fiction reflect its culture? Probably.