takes different forms and can easily be contained in a story irrespective of the nature of problem the writer aims at correcting through his story and irrespective of the kind of European form the writer imports to tell his story.
The conversation about didacticism
is really a conversation about design, as evinced by Carroll's claim that didacticism
"leaves out too much of what is peculiar and specific to art.
Using the implausibility of the absurd to deflate its pretensions to sociological didacticism
, Lullaby shuns the literature of ideology and instruction, refusing to add its philosophical squawking to the cacophony of fiction as thought control.
If we have to stomach a bit of didacticism
and a steady stream of digs at our mayor, president, governor and prominent Latino politicians, well, that's an easy check to sign.
They avoid didacticism
and yet provide much room for reflection, and for simply savouring.
Arguing against a reading that weights divine love more heavily than human love, Morosini suggests that Boccaccio presents a more neutral or balanced view of the two loves, and that his central concern is not so much a religious or moral didacticism
as a vision of autonomous literariness.
Mr Alpert and Mr O'Neill avoid didacticism
while delivering a message that no one could plausibly call neutral.
, however, was tempered with school childish romance and science fiction fantasy.
Nevertheless, much modern criticism of Edgeworth, in particular criticism of her children's books, still tends to focus primarily on her didacticism
Determined to avoid preachy didacticism
while striving for aesthetic excitement, Cohn's subjects tend to be "people who were essentially rendered invisible in our society, and as a result subject to exploitation and injustice.
This is true life coaching, but Maisel is never corny, nor does he preach or ever come near to didacticism
in his writing.
Such recognition inoculates the writer against the three deadly literary vices of pandering to popular taste, creative laziness, and didacticism