There Are Only Realists

“That’s what’s curious when people say, of writers, This one’s a realist, this one’s a surrealist, this one’s a super-realist, and so forth. In fact, everybody’s a realist offering true accounts of the activity of mind. There are only realists.”
Donald Barthelme, “The Art of Fiction N° 66” by J.D. O’Hara, The Paris Review 80 (Summer 1981)

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