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Pensamientos de Literatura

Is literature supposed to be realist or escapist? My roommate says escapist.

Is fiction?

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.

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