Do You Stop Reading 'Literature' When It's Tough Going?

06/29/2010 08:06 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

On my last trip to the library I took an unexpected turn and, facing a series of alarmingly engorged spines, realised I'd strayed into the "Literary Novels" section. Primly distinct from "General Fiction", these consisted of books from many distinguished pens with one thing in common: they were all difficult reads.

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