Okay. I've been having this discusion for the nth time about literature vs that other stuff here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show.html?id=121570569&page=2 and here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/129471096
Since I have written a whole book about it, albeit a small one, it seems a bit silly to be repeating what I have probably said better elsewhere. It is really quite a good book that you all should read who are in that 'what is literature' and 'what is wrong with Mills and Boon' funk.
Anybody who wants to know what I think about 'good' and 'bad' writing, please go there!!! (Link below)
Also, note that in my writings I don't seem to have any way of preserving the references and endnotes. Sorry. I can send you a pdf or, for shipping, I can send you the book.
Not many people have read this, but when it came out a customer of Pioneer Books let us know that Lucy Sussex, a literary critic, writer and academic in Melbourne named it on radio as one of her three favourite books of the year. So, other people think it is quite good too.
You can find it in four parts, courtesy of goodreads' way of doing things, starting here: