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User Review  - amelish - LibraryThing

An intelligent and chatty re-examination of the basics, predicated on the idea that a canon of Western literature both exists and is necessary while avoiding the cranky horribleness of someone like ... Read full review

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User Review  - debnance - LibraryThing

(Pardon me, but I am going to take my review of How to Read Novels Like a Professor and plug in the title of this book and create my review of this book. It rarely happens but this book made me feel ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dale_Riechers - LibraryThing

I'm the wrong audience for this writer. Read full review

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User Review  - francesanngray - LibraryThing

Serious scholarship, and sometimes heavy, but it makes me want to read more about literary criticism. Read full review

Review: The Use and Abuse of Literature

User Review  - Celena - Goodreads

Now when I shelve it as 'read' I admit it was a skim. I read parts of this exploration of literature; what it means, it's revelance in the past, present and future. It was interesting and I especially enjoyed the essays on graphic novels and biographies. Read full review

Review: The Use and Abuse of Literature

User Review  - Bookman8 - Goodreads

A discourse on the use and the uselessness of literature in the electronic age. A very erudite discussion of what makes literature, literature. I particularly enjoyed her observations on the book ... Read full review

Review: The Use and Abuse of Literature

User Review  - Ross - Goodreads

So far a fascinating and compelling exploration of the value of doing literature... Read full review

Review: The Use and Abuse of Literature

User Review  - Tortla - Goodreads

There are some nice nuggets in here, and Garber comes off as a well-read and intelligent scholar. But it's kind of buried in the dense citing of other texts and the tone of a weird elite defensiveness ... Read full review

Review: The Use and Abuse of Literature

User Review  - Colleen - Goodreads

Word to the wise, have a dictonary handy when reading this one. Althought I liked the premise, the idea that the value of literature is in the questions it asks and the thinking in requires, I felt ... Read full review

Review: The Use and Abuse of Literature

User Review  - Todd Mayville - Goodreads

Garber takes an interesting and compelling premise: the role that literature can and does (or does not) play in the 21st century and turns it into a very dry, academic read. The book comes across more ... Read full review


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