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Published: 14 April 2016

152 Pages


ISBN: 9780190272371

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This Thing We Call Literature

Arthur Krystal

  • Laments the loss of the golden age of belle-lettrist scholarship with elegaical tributes to the likes of Erich Auerbach, Lionel Trilling, and Harold Bloom
  • Bemoans the declining popularity of literary fiction at the expense of genre fiction and graphic novels
  • Casts a skeptical eye on the increaingly popular paradigm of cognitive literary studies

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