By Stein Haugom Olsen

How does a reader reply to a piece of literature and the way does he start to review it? Mr Olsen makes an attempt to reply to those and similar questions. The ebook is in elements. within the first 3 chapters, the writer demolishes confirmed theories that literature has a different language, offers a heightened perception into 'truth' and has emotion as its top forex. within the last chapters Mr Olsen constructs and completely illustrates the speculation that realizing of a piece of literature is available in complementary phases: first, decisions concerning the author's aesthetic intentions (interpretation); moment, appreciation of the classy traits of the paintings (evaluation). on the finish of his argument, making an attempt a solution to the query 'Why is literature important?', Mr Olsen characterizes literature as an establishment and hence forges hyperlinks with modern philosophy which sees all human motion as ordered and outlined via social associations.

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