|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 245-250) and index.
|aIntroduction: Reading as a Craft -- Reading Poetry: A Lost Craft -- Reading the World: Textual Realities -- Heavy Reading: The Monstrous Personal Chronicle as a Genre -- Light Reading: The Private-Eye Novel as a Genre -- Fantastic Reading: Science Fantasy as a Genre -- Sacred Reading: A Fundamental Problem -- Conclusion: A Crafty Reader.
|a"This latest book from the literary critic Robert Scholes presents his exploration of the craft of reading. He deals with reading not as an art or performance given by a virtuoso reader, but as a craft that can be studied, taught, and learned. Those who master the craft of reading, Scholes contends, will justifiably take responsibility for the readings they produce and the texts they choose to read."--BOOK JACKET.
|aEnglish literature|xHistory and criticism|xTheory, etc.
|aAmerican literature|xHistory and criticism|xTheory, etc.