I don’t like realism.

Historically and socially realism is bourgeois. I don’t like the bourgeois ideology.

The bourgeois ideology is rationalist and materialist. The bourgeois novel deals with rational explanations and material causation.

Life isn’t like that. Bourgeois realism doesn’t deal well with reality.

The bourgeois novel is driven by character. The bourgeois ideology is individualistic.

The bourgeois novel cannot deal with social reality. It cannot deal with universals.

The bourgeois novel is not imaginative.

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