This guy is going to drive me totally and utterly insane. I love how Poe & Wells are "literature," while Wolfe, Vance, Howard, Tolkien et al are "escapist fiction."
And, again, literature is not a genre. It's a medium. It's like calling a great television program "television," and anything else "flickering lights on screen." Or calling great art "art" and anything else "pictures." It's garbage, plain and simple.
Silly, silly man.