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Uses of literature

Author: Rita Felski
Publisher: Malden, Mass. ; Oxford : Blackwell Publishing, 2008.
Series: Blackwell manifestos.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The diverse motives and mysteries of why we read are explored in this groundbreaking new work by Rita Felski. Challenging many time-worn homilies and theories put forth in contemporary literary criticism, "Uses of Literature" offers refreshing new insights into the purpose and value of reading literature." "Proposing that the interaction between reader and literature involves four "modes of textual  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Felski
ISBN: 9781405147231 1405147237 9781405147248 1405147245
OCLC Number: 180573848
Description: vi, 154 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Recognition --
Enchantment --
Knowledge --
Shock --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Blackwell manifestos.
Responsibility: Rita Felski.
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