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Arthur Krystal, Deborah Treisman, and Sasha Weiss discuss genre versus literary fiction.

May 21st, 2012

Episode 263 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine, Arthur Krystal looks at the porous boundaries between pulp, genre, and literary fiction. Here Krystal talks with Deborah Treisman and Sasha Weiss about how seriously we should take fiction that aims only to entertain. Plus, the cultural guilty pleasures of an avant-garde poet and two New Yorker staff writers.