Reading Fantasy as Literature

How do you read? How would you define a good book? I look at two critical approaches in this episode that have informed my own thinking on the matter. The first comes from C.S. Lewis’ An Experiment in Criticism and the second from Mark Edmundson’s Literature against Philosphy. I think it is important to understand your reading patterns as a means to understand yourself. This episode also marks a transition from a general discussion of fantasy into a future focus on specific works in the genre.

Direct Download – 22:42 – 20.9mb mp3

The two books mentioned in the episode are:

C.S. Lewis – An Experiment in Criticism
Mark Edmundson – Literature against Philosophy

Another good one from Edmundson (and more affordable): Why Read?

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