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# Serious novelists start writing because of a desire to

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Serious novelists start writing because of a desire to create a work of art and recognize as great literature the works of other novelists who achieve this goal. As a consequence, when a novel becomes a best-seller, the authors of other novels conclude that the best-seller is not truly great literature.

The explanation offered above for the view authors hold of best-sellers assumes that

work on a novel that the author hopes will be regarded as great literature must be undertaken in solitude

serious novelists tend not to view as great literature a novel produced by an author whose success they envy

a novelist can produce a best-seller without having already produced great literature

serious novelists believe that those novelists who produce best-sellers must not have aimed at producing a work of art

the claim of a novel to status as great literature cannot be evaluated by individuals who are not themselves serious novelists
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Re: CR - Serious Novelists [#permalink]

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22 Jul 2006, 06:30
Looks D.
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22 Jul 2006, 07:42
D exactly. The argument holds good only if bestsellers are not regarded as works of art.
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22 Jul 2006, 07:55
D- this one is pretty clear.
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22 Jul 2006, 10:26
shahnandan wrote:
D exactly. The argument holds good only if bestsellers are not regarded as works of art.

nandan,

you reasoning is spot on.

but one can start a novel with the intention of making it a piece of art but not succeed in the endeavour .

if we assume that common man cannot recognise a piece of art ever then best sellers are not art . so may be E

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22 Jul 2006, 12:25
shahnandan wrote:
D exactly. The argument holds good only if bestsellers are not regarded as works of art.

Bingo!!!

Straight D.
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22 Jul 2006, 14:00
D for sure

if the best-seller is not a great literature, which is concluded by other authors, then it isn't an artwork
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23 Jul 2006, 01:48
Straight D.
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23 Jul 2006, 01:52
Dead set (D). Seems to be a rewritten OG CR.
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24 Jul 2006, 04:57
Clear winner D.
24 Jul 2006, 04:57
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