According to some people in NBL a weblogg by a literary group in Mexico, narrative is the worst. It is Hollywood, Azcarraga and all the worst telenovelas. Literature is not about narrative but about voice.
Since Joyce, Wolf and Kafka, narrative has died, I think I hear. Long live the voice.
In terms of Cinema that discussion was settled by Bordwell in Narration in the Fiction Film. The auteur theory and Art Cinema represent the Voice trend. Hollywood among others, narrative, conventionality and tradition as another trend. Is this a real contradiction or a paradox?
Interesting question to come back to.