Neil Gaiman la intersecția genurilor literare
Bârliba (Rață), Irina
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Today, probably more than ever the discussion about genre is relevant, as genres are under focus with readers, publishers, librarians, and teachers alike. Never before has the publishing industry had such a growth and impact. Although the reading public is claimed to be diminishing in numbers, this is not visible in the development of the publishing industry or of the virtual publishing platforms that only increased in numbers at the beginning of the new millennium. The rise of the publishing industry in all its publication forms is directly proportional to the rise of the popular or formulaic fiction, making it even harder for certain genres to claim the attention they deserve, due to the academia’s conservative and dismissive attitude, reflected in either completely rejecting a genre or diluting it to non-existence (Rayment 2015: 12).