Guest Post: Edward P. Cardillo #WinterofZombie

Posted: November 14, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Can Zombie Fiction Be Literary?

By Edward P. Cardillo

All too often I see zombie novels referred to in such a way that they are not considered by some to be “literary” or “serious” literature. “This was great for a zombie book,” or “a fun read, but not a serious book.” Genre literature has always been looked down on by the literary crowd, particularly zombie fiction. While there are poorly written works found in any genre, I seek to debunk this point of view as a generality, and I will elaborate my reasons, but first let’s start out with the definition of “literary”:

“Literary Fiction is a term principally used for certain fictional works that hold literary merit. In other words, they are works that offer deliberate social commentary, political criticism, or focus on the individual to explore some part of the human condition.” (Wikipedia)

1.)Deliberate Social Commentary-While many…

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