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The use and abuse of literature, Marjorie Garber

Label
The use and abuse of literature
Title
The use and abuse of literature
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Garber
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Even as the decline of the reading of literature, as argued by the National Endowment for the Arts, proceeds in our culture, the author, gives us a meditation on the usefulness and uselessness of literature in the digital age. What is literature, anyway? How has it been understood over time, and what is its relevance for us today? Who are its gatekeepers? Is its canonicity fixed? Why has literature been on the defensive since Plato? Does it have any use at all, or does it merely serve as an aristocratic or bourgeois accoutrement attesting to worldly sophistication and refinement of spirit? Is it, as most of us assume, good to read literature, much less study it, and what does either mean? This is a book about our culture in crisis, as well as an appreciation of popular culture. The winning aim is to reclaim literature from the margins of our personal, educational, and professional lives and restore it to the center, as a fierce, radical way of thinking
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garber, Marjorie B
Dewey number
801
Index
index present
LC call number
PN45
LC item number
.G312 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Literature
Label
The use and abuse of literature, Marjorie Garber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Use and abuse -- The pleasures of the canon -- What isn't literature -- What's love got to do with it? -- So you want to read a poem -- Why literature is always contemporary -- On truth and lie in a literary sense -- Mixed metaphors -- The impossibility of closure
Control code
661181433
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780375424342
Lccn
2010035417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)661181433
Label
The use and abuse of literature, Marjorie Garber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Use and abuse -- The pleasures of the canon -- What isn't literature -- What's love got to do with it? -- So you want to read a poem -- Why literature is always contemporary -- On truth and lie in a literary sense -- Mixed metaphors -- The impossibility of closure
Control code
661181433
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780375424342
Lccn
2010035417
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)661181433

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