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An experiment in criticism

C. S. Lewis

An experiment in criticism

by C. S. Lewis

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge .
Written in English


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Statementby C.S. Lewis.
The Physical Object
Pagination143p. ;
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19133856M

  C. S. Lewis’s An Experiment in Criticism challenges readers to be better. His argument posits that “it might be plausible to define a good book as a book which is read in one way, and a bad book as a book which is read in another.” To do this, he defines the “few” and the “many” or the “unliterary” and the “literary.”. AN EXPERIMENT IN CRITICISM is the single most important work C. S. Lewis has produced when it comes to literature and the arts. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, the SPACE TRILOGY, and TILL WE HAVE FACES are literature, but this overwhelms them all - not because of what it is (a universal principle that can be applied to art), but because of what it is /5(38).

Buy An Experiment in Criticism (Canto) New Ed by Lewis, C. S. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(38). After hearing a presentation on the life and works of C. S. Lewis as part of a summer Sunday school curriculum, a handful of eager readers decided to form a C. S. Lewis book club in the fall of A dozen books and countless essays later, this inter-denominational group continues to meet at and enjoy the hospitality of Christ United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, NC.

  Rethinking One of Psychology's Most Infamous Experiments. Milgram went on to publish a book on his experiments in and a documentary, Author: Cari Romm.   In , C.S. Lewis, in full ornery Oxford don mode, drew on his experience as a literary scholar and critic to write a little book titled An Experiment in never once mentions the.


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An Experiment in Criticism was written to address these sorts of questions. Lewis suggests a contrast in readership rather than 'writership.' Literary readers 'receive' books and unliterary readers 'use' them.

The same is true of musical and unmusical listeners and of artistic and Cited by: An Experiment in Criticism is a series of essays that C.S. Lewis wrote about the habits of reading: why does one read, to what purpose does one read and what kind of taste does one possess that motivates a person to read one sort of book instead of another/5.

An Experiment in Criticism - Kindle edition by Lewis, C. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading An Experiment in Criticism/5(53).

An Experiment in Criticism is a book by C. Lewis in which he 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". He proceeds to outline some of the differences between these two types of readers.

Lewis's classic An Experiment in Criticism 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.

He argues that "good reading," like moral action or religious experience, involves surrender to the work in hand and a process of entering fully into the. The Stanford prison experiment (SPE) was a social psychology experiment that attempted to investigate the psychological effects of perceived power, focusing on the struggle between prisoners and prison was conducted at Stanford University on the days of August 14–20, by a research group led by psychology professor Philip Zimbardo using college students.

Why do we read literature and how do we judge it. Lewis's classic An Experiment in Criticism 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.

He argues that 'good reading', like moral action or religious experience, involves surrender to the work in hand and a process of entering fully into 4/5(9). Get this from a library.

An experiment in criticism. [C S Lewis] -- "Professor Lewis believed that literature exists above all for the joy of the reader and that books should be judged by the kind of reading they invite.

He doubted the use of strictly evaluative. Why do we read literature and how do we judge it. Lewis's classic An Experiment in Criticism 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.

He argues that "good reading," like moral action or religious experience, involves surrender to the work in hand and a process of entering fully into Brand: HarperCollins Publishers.

The complete review's Review. Besides writing the classic Narnia books, was also a noted critic and scholar. This small volume is an interesting little essay on criticism -- of art in general, and literature in particular.

However, anything that Lewis wrote that lead someone to Jesus is, of course, more important than this book in that respect. Jesus comes first, art comes underneath that in priority, as do all things.

That being said:AN EXPERIMENT IN CRITICISM is the single most important work C. Lewis has produced when it comes to literature and the by: An Experiment in Criticism (Canto) by Lewis, C.

and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at An Experiment in Criticism. By C. Lewis. Chapter 1. List the four contrasts C. Lewis makes between "the majority" (the many) and "the literary" (the few). What are some titles you have re-read. How do you feel when deprived of the opportunity to read.

When have you fed on a great picture - or a good book, film, or musical. Facebook is criticised after it emerges it conducted a psychology experiment to test emotional reactions of nearlyusers without their knowledge.

Buy An Experiment in Criticism First Edition by Lewis, C. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(38). An Experiment in Criticism (Canto Classics) by C.

Lewis and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Get this from a library. An experiment in criticism.

[C S Lewis] -- Publisher's description: Why do we read literature and how do we judge it. C.S. Lewis's classic An Experiment in Criticism springs from the conviction that literature exists for the joy of the reader.

C.S. Lewis () was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, theologian, broadcaster, and lecturer. He is best known for his fictional works, including The Screwtape Letters, The Space Trilogy, and The Chronicles of Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the second book in the seven-book Narnia series, often tops must-read lists of classic Brand: Cambridge University Press.

This book has nothing whatsoever to do with theology or talking lions. It is an experiment in that Lewis has an idea that he carefully and thoroughly tests out.

This tested idea is that the criticism of literature is flawed in the usual way it is performed. Criticism is usually focused on judging a book. Still, the book offers many of the pleasures of traditional criticism.

Part One consists of short, exploratory letters, which touch on everything from friendship to motherhood to political solidarity. Why Zimbardo’s Prison Experiment Isn’t in My Textbook The results of the famous Stanford Prison Experiment have a trivial explanation.

Posted   In his book An Experiment in Criticism C. S. Lewis tell us the quality of a book can only be appreciated by how we read it. For Lewis an “unliterary” reader won’t read a book for the second time because he thinks he already has read it before and that is enough. But Lewis believed a “literary” reader will reread a good book many times.The Ferrante Letters: An Experiment in Collective Criticism By Sarah Chihaya, Merve Emre, Katherine Hill and Jill Richards Columbia University Press, pp, £ and £ ISBN and Published 7 January