An Experiment in Criticism. C. S. Lewis.

An Experiment in Criticism.

New York: Cambridge University Press, 1961. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine copy in a Fine unlipped dust jacket. This copy bears the embossed stamp of Thomas C. Oden who was an American theologian and religious author. He is often regarded as the father of the paleo-orthodox theological movement and is considered to be one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. In the volume, C. S. Lewis proposes that the quality of books should be measured not by how they are written, but by how they are read. To do this, the author describes two kinds of readers. One is what he calls the "unliterary", and the other the "literary". Lewis suggests that a "quality book" may be defined as one that someone – anyone – will re-read. Some such books will be judged by "highbrow" readers as being of poor quality; this view is deficient in that it has failed to appreciate those qualities which have merited re-reading. Item #27201

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