I found some lines in an article. I have failed to understand them fully. Can I get some help?
The novels of the Nigerian author Amos Tutola have on one side been extolled as daring forays into an artful subversion of novelistic structure and on the other been unfairly disparaged as little more than a retelling of Nigerian folktales, which liberally and carelessly supplies embellishments that undermine the integrity of the original story.
I have understood the summery of these lines. They say that, the novels of Tutola have been both extolled and disparaged as they think that those are just retelling of old stories with integrity of those stories being undermined.
But what does author actually mean by-
has been extolled as daring forays into an artful subversion of novelistic structure ??
I have understood the meaning of extol (praise), forays(raid or attack) and subversion (destruction). It means some "raid or attack to destroy the novelistic structures". But how does the author relate "Praise" (extol) with destruction? ?
Please explain someone.