Uses of Literature

Uses of Literature

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Uses of Literature bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about why we read literature. Explores the diverse motives and mysteries of why we read Offers four different ways of thinking about why we read literature - for recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock Argues for a new a€œphenomenologya€ in literary studies that incorporates the historical and social dimensions of reading Includes examples of literature from a wide range of national literary traditions

Title:Uses of Literature
Author:Rita Felski
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-09-23


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