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ERIC Number: EJ896586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
The Virtue of Misreadings: Interpreting "The Man in the Well"
Weissman, Gary
College English, v73 n1 p28-49 Sep 2010
Through an account of how his own students analyzed Ira Sher's short story "The Man in the Well," the author calls for teachers of literature to value and attend to their classes' misreadings rather than replace them with corrective interpretations. He argues that probing these misreadings enables one to see the limits imposed by any single correct understanding and to glimpse the richness of the potential text. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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