An Experiment in Criticism / Edition 1

An Experiment in Criticism / Edition 1

by C. S. Lewis
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ISBN-10:
1107604729
ISBN-13:
9781107604728
Pub. Date:
04/30/2012
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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An Experiment in Criticism 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TSK54 More than 1 year ago
If you can read through his occasional old-fashioned biases on class and gender, dated even for 1961 when this was first published, this is a wonderful little guide on how to read. Exploring the differences between mundane everyday reading and reading with a capital R; the reading of great literature, Lewis also includes chapters on poetry, myth and fantasy. He provides one of the most compelling reasons ever offered for why we read at the end of this little gem of a book: "But in reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself......I transcend myself; and am never more myself than when I do."