Sunday, 14 May 2017
Principles Of The Blog
Anderson's many and varied works cover several different kinds of imaginative fiction and address every important issue. Thus, there are at least two possible approaches:
(i) discuss every aspect of an individual work,e.g., the novel, A Knight Of Ghosts And Shadows;
(ii) discuss an issue, e.g., political legitimacy, as it is addressed in different works, including in A Knight Of Ghosts And Shadows.
Thus, a post on the political aspects of A Knight... and another post on this political issue as addressed in A Knight... could be classified under both (i) and (ii). However, the novel also has non-political aspects like characterization and descriptive passages and addresses other issues like personal loyalty and betrayal, religious beliefs and historical cycles.
I find a third approach illuminating:
(iii) discuss a sufficiently imaginative work by another author;
appreciate that work while also finding parallels and alternative perspectives.
I hope that blog readers can therefore understand why the name of some other author might predominate for a while.