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The dark side of literacy : literature and learning not to read

Author: Benjamin Bennett
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2008.
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Reading and the theory of reading -- Poems, myths, and the advent of modern reading -- Dante and the invention of the novel reader -- Boccaccio, Cervantes, and the path to solitary reading -- Magic and history : the roots and branches of Dr. Faustus -- Intransitive parody and the trap of reading : what reading really is -- Kleist, Kafka, and the refutation of reading -- The parting of the ways : a concluding note on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Bennett
ISBN: 9780823229161 0823229165
OCLC Number: 778394251
Description: ix, 347 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Benjamin Bennett.

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Conducts a radical criticism of the concept of 'reading,' especially of the concept of 'the' reader, as these concepts are commonly used in literary criticism. This book sketches the historical  Read more...

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