Is Shakespeare any Good?: And Other Questions on How to Evaluate Literature

November 2, 2015|
Is Shakespeare any Good?: And Other Questions on How to Evaluate Literature by Richard Bradford
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Is Shakespeare any Good? reveals why certain literary works and authors are treated as superior to others, and questions the literary establishment’s criteria for creating an imperium of “great” writers.

  • Enables readers to articulate and formulate their own arguments about the quality of literature – including works that convention forbids us to dislike
  • Dismantles the claims of academic criticism – particularly Theory – to tell us anything useful about why we like or appreciate literature
  • Challenges and shatters many longstanding beliefs about literature and its evaluation
  • Poses serious questions about the value of literature, and studying literature, and presents these in a lively and entertainingly provocative manner
Richard Bradford is Research Professor of English at the University of Ulster. He is the author of two dozen books, including specialized academic monographs and six literary biographies. Recent work includes Literary Rivals, (2014), The Novel Now (2007) and First Boredom, Then Fear: The Life of Philip Larkin (2006).
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Title:Is Shakespeare any Good?: And Other Questions on How to Evaluate Literature
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:344 pages, 9.3 X 6.2 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:344 pages, 9.3 X 6.2 X 0.9 in
Published:November 2, 2015
Publisher:Wiley
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781118220016

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