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By Stein Haugom Olsen

How does a reader reply to a piece of literature and the way does he start to review it? Mr Olsen makes an attempt to reply to those and similar questions. The booklet is in elements. within the first 3 chapters, the writer demolishes verified theories that literature has a distinct language, offers a heightened perception into 'truth' and has emotion as its best forex. within the ultimate chapters Mr Olsen constructs and completely illustrates the speculation that realizing of a piece of literature is available in complementary levels: first, decisions concerning the author's aesthetic intentions (interpretation); moment, appreciation of the cultured traits of the paintings (evaluation). on the finish of his argument, trying a solution to the query 'Why is literature important?', Mr Olsen characterizes literature as an establishment and therefore forges hyperlinks with modern philosophy which sees all human motion as ordered and outlined through social associations.

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