Debates rage over what kind of literature we should read, what is good and bad literature, and whether in the global, digital age, literature even has a future. But what exactly is literature? Why should we read literature? How do we read literature? These are some of the questions J. Hillis Miller seeks to answer in this book. He begins by asking what literature is, arguing that the answer lies in literature's ability to create an imaginary world simply with words. He describes how his early reading of The Swiss Family ...

On Literature 2002, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415261241

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On Literature 2002, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415261258

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