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Old 02-04-2008, 05:38 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by DMcCunney View Post
I think of Calvino as a fabulist rather than an absurdist, creating modern fables to serve as distorting mirrors of reality. that might be considered absurdist, too, I suppose.
heh... actually i don't really think he's absurdist (although i do think his tone is often quite kafkaesque), i just didn't want to absolutely deny that he was in case nobody agreed with me... but fabulist works. what would you call kafka's works ? dystopian fabulist ? (it's a sincere question ; i have a hard time categorizing things sometimes. if i had to name a genre for kafka on pain of death i would say he was the archetypal kafkaïst ).

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IT rings a vague bell, but so far not loudly enough to identify it.
a vague bell is better than no bell... which is what i have so far. actually a vague bell is really encouraging, at this point.
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