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An Experiment in Criticism

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  • An Experiment in Criticism (Cambridge University Press) – Hardcover (1961)
    by C S Lewis

    An Experiment in Criticism
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    Hardcover, Cambridge University Press
    1961
    English
    152 pages

    ISBN: 0521055539
    ISBN-13: 9780521055536

    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's experiment consists in reversing the process, and judging literature itself by the way men read it. He defined a good book as one which can be read in a ... Show more

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