Fiction Sets You Free: Literature, Liberty, and Western Culture

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In what can only be called a genuine intellectual adventure, Russell Berman raises fundamental questions long ignored by literary scholars; Why does literature command our attention at all? Why would society want to cultivate a sphere of activity devoted to the careful study of literary fiction? Written as a tonic to what he calls the debilitating cultural relativism of contemporary literary studies, " Fiction Sets You Free" advances the innovative argument that literature and capitalism, rather than representing merely ...

Fiction Sets You Free: Literature, Liberty, and Western Culture 2007, University of Iowa Press

ISBN-13: 9781587296048

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