Against Allegory

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Don’t you hate allegory? Seems to me that allegory was created to separate readers into two groups: people that understand allegory, and people who don’t.

Over at Huffington Post, Lisa K. Friedman explores allegory and other literary devices and wonders if the work of finding the hidden meaning is just too much of a “herculean effort.”


Victor Luo is a graduate of UC Davis's MA in Creative Writing program specializing in fiction. He lives in Los Angeles where he loves never having to be cold. More from this author →