A blog about the study of literature through the lens of evolution.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
An Entrance to a Work's Beauty
A piece from the NYT In Defense of Naive Reading. The author's point is actually that literature is more complex than scholars often give it credit for, ignoring, as they/we too often do the "first level response" to literature. But isn't our gut reaction to a work a valid one? It is the entrance to a work's beauty.