The Politics of Fiction

Story takes us beyond politics and identity, it roots us with one leg and draws a circle with the other, according to this talk. This bumps up nicely to what I have been thinking on recently – that the imaginative is the rebellion against the concrete, against the real. “The opposite of war is not peace, but creativity” says Mark in Jonathan Larsons ‘Rent’. We can add ‘story’ to that as well, story gets past our barriers and into our hearts and souls. What do you think?


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