Is Shakespeare any Good?: And Other Questions on How to Evaluate Literature
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Richard Bradford
- Publish Date: 2015-11-02
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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 establishmentâs criteria for creating an imperium of âgreatâ writers.
- Enables readers to articulate and formulate their own arguments about the quality of literature â including works that convention forbids usÂ to dislike
- Dismantles the claims of academic criticism â particularly Theory â 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