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Literary Taste
Literary Taste
Literary Taste

What to read? (Part 3) A Matter of Taste

What is literary taste, and how does one develop it? If the question of like / don’t like is insufficient, what other considerations come into play? My guru in this matter is little-read English novelist Arnold Bennett, whose L...
 
Bibliotherapy
 
Roland Barthes: like / don't like?
Roland Barthes: like / don't like?
Roland Barthes: like / don't like?

What to read? (Part 2) Like / don’t like

According to Roland Barthes, the laziest form of literary criticism is that which focuses purely on enjoyment. In a famous passage from Roland Barthes (translated here by Richard Howard) he questions the validity of an aestheti...
 
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old books
old books
old books

What to read? (Part 1) Why read?

For those of us whose university days are in the past, for whom books are now non-obligatory, what is the point of reading? Is it now just an escapist leisure activity, or should it be a tool for continuing one’s learning? So: ...