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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  - Narboink - LibraryThing

Marjorie Garber, justifiably celebrated for both her erudition and accessibility, has written a kind of meandering history of the idea (and practice) of literature and the literary. While not as ... Read full review

THE USE AND ABUSE OF LITERATURE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In a cogent study, Shakespeare expert Garber (Visual and Environmental Studies/Harvard Univ.; Shakespeare and Modern Culture, 2008, etc.) wonders: Why read literature?The ancient debate rages on: What ... 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