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A Reading Life

Codex, metatext, and the novel approach

By Caroline Leavitt
Globe Correspondent / April 4, 2004

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Books are often separated into genres. There's serious literature, commercial fiction, nonfiction, thrillers, the odiously named chick lit, humor, and a hundred other labels. But what takes a tale out of its specified category and makes it into something wonderfully different? How do you make jaded readers suddenly take new interest in a particular kind of book? Sometimes the medium, ... (Full Article: 925 Words)

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