Fantasy and historical fiction are the most popular genres of fiction in America.
They’re popular because they appeal to readers who like a lot of historical, literary and philosophical fiction.
In recent years, however, these genres have seen a number of books written by authors who are no longer alive.
The literary world has been divided over this issue.
Some writers are embracing a literary realism in which the story is told with the characters we know and love.
But others have gone beyond the norm and written fictional characters that are no more than a memory or a wish.
The most recent controversy involves a book called “The Last Supper.”
Written by author Richard R. Fleischer, this book follows a couple of men in a New York apartment who are having an affair while they’re in New Orleans.
They make a point of taking their own meals together.
One day, when they’re eating, one of them mentions a particular moment from a classic Shakespearean play.
Fleischman’s version of the tale begins with the man and woman sharing a meal, then goes on to show how their relationship changed.
“The idea that I was writing about the last supper of a man and a woman is so incredibly silly,” Fleischmann told The New York Times last year.
“There is nothing romantic about the way this couple had sex, and the way the last meal went down was so utterly inappropriate.
It was a disgusting act of lust, a gross, disgusting thing to do to someone you love.”
The author went on to write a sequel to “The Supper” to show that he still believed in the book’s ending.
However, he has since issued an apology for the book.
“I should never have been so careless with the wording and the tone of a fictionalized version of a story,” he wrote in a statement to The New Yorker.
“This was an innocent mistake, made by a young adult who was completely unprepared for the depth and intensity of the story.”
(The New Yorker reported that Fleischmans publisher has also issued an official apology, which was published on its website this month.)
Fleischerman, who has written over a dozen novels and a few short stories, has had several book awards and a Pulitzer Prize for “The Lost Generation,” an anthology of fiction about the past.
But critics have been less forgiving.
“For many years, Fleischmeier has used fiction as an extension of his own experiences and personal beliefs, and that, in turn, has allowed him to take liberties with his own identity,” author Anne McCaffrey told The Atlantic.
“That’s a mistake to make.”