Teaching literature is teaching how to read. How to notice things in a text that a speed-reading culture is trained to disregard, overcome, edit out, or explain away; how to read what the language is doing, not guess what the author was thinking; how to take evidence from a page, not seek a reality to substitute for it.
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Biography
Profession:
Critic
Nationality:
American
Born:
January 1, 1927
Died:
July 2, 2007