An Experiment in Criticism
Author: C.S. Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: January 31, 1992
Why do we read literature and how do we judge it? C.S. Lewis's classic analysis springs from the conviction that literature exists for the joy of the reader and that books should be judged by the kind of reading they invite. Crucial to his notion of judging literature is a commitment to laying aside expectations and values extraneous to the work, in order to approach it with an open mind.