Genre pleasures are pleasures of recognition. But also:
of playfulness with the rules.
That a writer has something personal to
say, is in genre an accessory; an overlay.
The ideal reader's reaction when they have
finished a genre work is to rush out and buy another one,
not to reread the same book.
A genre work that stands alone and is too
unique, would be a kind of BETRAYAL.
When Mystery is banished, knowledge & ignorance alike become
Why theorize? --a question not contained in most theories!
Sense is pre-existent; meaning is a relationship of ego to
No symbol is a symbol unless it causes a change in
consciousness. Symbols are more akin to drugs than to
nonsymbolic pictures & phrases.