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From Plato to Post-modernism: Understanding the Essence of Literature and the Role of the Author
- By: Louis Markos, The Great Courses
- Narrated by: Louis Markos
- Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
- Original Recording
Any lover of Shakespeare or the Romantic poets can concede that poetry is pleasurable. But is it good for you? Can it teach you anything? These are questions that have beguiled and engaged eminent critics for millennia, and now you can develop your own answers and options with these 24 lectures.
- By Jennifer on 01-01-15
The title and description of this great course is misleading. There is very little at all regarding the role of the author. Also, much of the material was completely ruined for me by the professor's pre-occupation with his own Christian worldview. The lectures are less about the "essence of literature and the role of the author" than they are about his own (inaccurate) views of many philosophers and a lot of bizarre Christian apologetics. I wouldn't recommend this course to someone looking for a general history of literary theory.
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