Literary Study for Dummies

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Williams 1 Connie Williams Professor Carroll May 26, 2000 The Beginning's of Literary Study - For Dummies J A Modified Version of R. L. McGuire's Passionate Attention: an introduction to literary study. Literature and criticism Authors basic assumption of a book- the reading and the study of literature cannot and do not take place outside the context of human values. One's unique personal experiences are from whence their values are formed. These values come to light as a …

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…its creator are two different entities, and in doing so neglect to appreciate the craft, discipline, and labor that go into the creation of any work of art. Expressive criticism is valuable because it teaches us that there is more to art than conscious use of conscious materials. T.S. Eliot once said, "That a poet might not believe in the content of a work at all"(McGuire 58). And in contrast, Coleridge was noted to