Thus far we've talked a lot about the role of the reader in approaching literature. But what about the author? Why write in the first place? Should the author use his work to to incite us, to instruct, to delight? Should literature be used at all? That is the subject of this episode...although we do end up talking about the role of the reader anyway. We can't help it. Oh, and this is also the episode where Ian and Missy have an unresolved disagreement, so we're going to need your input!
–Langston Hughes, poetry
–An Experiment in Criticism, C.S. Lewis
–Heidi, Johanna Spyri
–Harry Potter Series, J.K. Rowling
–Moby Dick, Herman Melville
–Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
–The Bridges of Madison County, Robert James Waller
–Jayber Crow, Wendall Berry
–The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
–"To Build a Fire," Jack London
–Thomas Kinkade, paintings
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