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study of literature for readers and critics

David Daiches

study of literature for readers and critics

by David Daiches

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Published by Ithaca, N.Y, Cornell University Press .
Written in English


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StatementDavid Daiches.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 240p.
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20389051M

A piece of literature can either be so enchanting for a reader that they can't leaVe the book or be such a drab that comprehending even a short paragraph can be so tiring. The difference lies in how much we have been able to understand the author. "Like all organized fields of academic study, the study of literature rests on at least three key assumptions that critics and readers must be willing to accept. Literary criticism, first of all, presupposes that a work of literary art contains certain significant relationships and patterns of meaning that the reader-critic can recover and share.

This past Saturday, the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced. Among the finalists are Johnathan Franzen for Freedom and Siddhartha Mukharjee for The Emperor of All Maladies. Along with the Pulitzer Prize ( winner, Tinkers by Paul .   As defining as Christopher Laschs The Culture of Narcissism, Allan Blooms The Closing of the American Mind, and Dinesh DSouzas Illiberal Education were to the s, s, and s, respectively, Marjorie Garbers The Use and Abuse of Literature is to our times. Even as the decline of the reading of literature, as argued by the National Endowment for the Arts, proceeds in/5.

I agree with Jonathan Mayhew that for literary study "Mere 'appreciation' seems a little cloying, a little narrow, in prescribing an attitude of silent awe." The experience of literature is grounded in "mere appreciation" (although I would contend that "appreciation" is a much more concentrated and difficult task than its connotation as passive "admiration" usually suggests), but if the study.   The most harebrained editor has never aspired to such a thing.” 3 Even more worryingly, the very aspiration to study world literature seems to some critics to bespeak an imperializing will to power. US scholars who try to collect all of the literatures of the world into a single, graspable totality appear the ready instruments of a greedy.


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