The Resource An experiment in criticism, by C.S. Lewis

An experiment in criticism, by C.S. Lewis

Label
An experiment in criticism
Title
An experiment in criticism
Statement of responsibility
by C.S. Lewis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Professor Lewis believed that literature exists above all for the joy of the reader and that books should be judged by the kind of reading they invite. He doubted the use of strictly evaluative criticism, especially its condemnations. Literary criticism is traditionally employed in judging books, and 'bad taste' is thought of as a taste for bad books. Professor Lewis' experiment consists in reversing the process, and judging literature itself by the way men read it. He defined a good book as one which can be read in a certain way, a bad book as one which can only be read in another. He was therefore mainly preoccupied with the notion of good reading: and he showed that this, in its surrender to the work on which it is engaged, has something in common with love, with moral action, and with intellectual achievement. In good reading we should be concerned less in altering our own opinions than in entering fully into the opinions of others; "in reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself". As with all that Professor Lewis wrote, the arguments are stimulating and the examples apt"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
YNG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1898-1963
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, C. S.
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN85
LC item number
.L48 1961
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criticism
  • Books and reading
  • Literature
  • Books and reading
  • Criticism
  • Criticisme
  • Théorie critique
Label
An experiment in criticism, by C.S. Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The few and the many -- False characterisations -- How the few and the many use pictures and music -- The reading of the unliterary -- On myth -- The meanings of fantasy -- On realisms -- On misreading by the literary -- Survey -- Poetry -- The experiment
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
142 pages
Lccn
61016206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1018690
Label
An experiment in criticism, by C.S. Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The few and the many -- False characterisations -- How the few and the many use pictures and music -- The reading of the unliterary -- On myth -- The meanings of fantasy -- On realisms -- On misreading by the literary -- Survey -- Poetry -- The experiment
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
142 pages
Lccn
61016206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1018690

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