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Author Ratcliffe, Sophie, 1975-

Title On sympathy / Sophie Ratcliffe
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press, [2008]
copyright 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 266 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford English monographs
Oxford English monographs.
Summary Taking Shakespeare as its starting point, this book examines why and how we read poetry, how we relate to fictional characters and whether reading is good for you. It also focuses on key works by Browning, Auden, and Beckett, and concludes with a critique of contemporary ideas about art, sympathy, and community
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject English literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Sympathy in literature.
Authors and readers.
Literature and morals.
Reader-response criticism.
Books and reading -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191716799 ebook