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Fiction sets you free : literature, liberty, and western culture

Author: Russell A Berman
Publisher: Iowa City : University Of Iowa Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Raises fundamental questions; Why does literature command our attention at all? Why would society want to cultivate a sphere of activity devoted to the careful study of literary fiction? Written as a tonic to what he calls the debilitating cultural relativism of contemporary literary studies, Berman advances the argument that literature and capitalism, rather than representing merely commercialization, actually  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Berman, Russell A., 1950-
Fiction sets you free.
Iowa City : University Of Iowa Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608369844
Online version:
Berman, Russell A., 1950-
Fiction sets you free.
Iowa City : University Of Iowa Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)631693951
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Russell A Berman
ISBN: 1587296047 9781587296048
OCLC Number: 153578929
Description: xxi, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Why literature matters --
Introduction --
Periodization and the canon --
Human origins and literary beginnings --
Writing and heroism --
Literacy and autonomy --
The epic and the individual --
Religion and writing --
The democracy of literature --
Imagination and economy.
Responsibility: Russell A. Berman.
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Raises fundamental questions long ignored by literary scholars: Why does literature command our attention at all? Why would society want to cultivate a sphere of activity devoted to the careful study  Read more...

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