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An experiment in criticism

Author: C S Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge : University Press, 1961.
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"Professor Lewis believed that literature exists above all for the joy of the reader and that books should be judged by the kind of reading they invite. He doubted the use of strictly evaluative criticism, especially its condemnations. Literary criticism is traditionally employed in judging books, and 'bad taste' is thought of as a taste for bad books. Professor Lewis' experiment consists in reversing the process,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C S Lewis
ISBN: 0521093503 9780521093507 0521055539 9780521055536 0521422817 9780521422819
OCLC Number: 1018690
Description: 142 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The few and the many --
False characterisations --
How the few and the many use pictures and music --
The reading of the unliterary --
On myth --
The meanings of fantasy --
On realisms --
On misreading by the literary --
Survey --
Poetry --
The experiment.
Responsibility: by C.S. Lewis.

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Why do we read literature and how do we judge it? C. S. Lewis's classic analysis springs from the conviction that literature exists for the joy of the reader and that books should be judged by the  Read more...

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'Lewis is at one and the same time provocative, tactful, biased, open-minded, old-fashioned, far-seeing, very annoying and very wise.' Church Times 'This genuinely provocative little book ... Read more...

 
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