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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  - 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  - Melissa - Goodreads

After several readathons, I finally finished. The best chapters were in the end, of course, and touched on endings, "truth" in literature (and if it is necessary), and how literature is always contemporary (or not) Read full review

Review: The Use and Abuse of Literature

User Review  - Teresa Kinley - Goodreads

A string affirmation for book lovers and English teachers. Also an overwhelming source of information on the movement of literature through time. Garber's encyclopedic knowledge makes one want to attempt to catch up with her intellectual prowess by reading, well, EVERYTHING! Read full review

Review: The Use and Abuse of Literature

User Review  - Ariadna73 - Goodreads

07-26-2011: I finished this book; and thought that it is a very interesting account of why is literature important and necessary. It is really an eye-opener on how we should care for our literary ... 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  - Megan - Goodreads

"The uses of literature themselves grow and change as cultures and technologies grow and change. How we read changes, too-witness the development of the e-book, and the electronic reader. Here is ... Read full review

Review: The Use and Abuse of Literature

User Review  - Witkinddavis - Goodreads

Garber's tautly discursive exploration of the concept of literature and what to expect from it is a good survey course for the non-English major. who aspires to "have literature." That's an old ... Read full review


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