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Why reading literature in school still matters

Dennis J. Sumara

Why reading literature in school still matters

imagination, interpretation, insight

by Dennis J. Sumara

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Published by L. Erlbaum in Mahwah, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature,
  • Reader-response criticism,
  • Reading,
  • Study and teaching

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDennis J. Sumara
    ContributionsNetLibrary, Inc
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLB1050.2 .S86 2002eb
    The Physical Object
    Format[electronic resource] :
    Paginationxviii, 176 p. ;
    Number of Pages176
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25543807M
    ISBN 10058541520X
    OCLC/WorldCa50321469

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