ERIC Number: ED038422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Literature as Exploration.
Rosenblatt, Louise M.
The main concern of this book on the teaching of literature is the complex dynamics of personal responses to reading. The first part details some of the problems of the teacher and the student in approaching the literary experience. Part 2 takes up the necessary background and setting for spontaneous reactions to literature, the effects of the student's personal history upon his relationship to literature, and ways of expanding the student's response to literature. Part 3 considers literary sensitivity as the source of insight and discusses the relationship of literature to basic social concepts, personality, and emotion and reason. A "coda" reemphasizes the major theme of the necessity for the reader's active participation in literature. (LH)
Descriptors: Emotional Experience, English Instruction, Environmental Influences, Interests, Interpersonal Relationship, Literary Criticism, Literary Discrimination, Literature, Literature Appreciation, Perceptual Development, Personality, Social Influences, Student Participation, Student Reaction, Student Teacher Relationship, Values
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 36927, $2.20, prepaid)
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Note: Revised edition, published by Noble and Noble, Publishers, New York