What Happens in Literature

In this text, the author lays out the basics that can help us become sharper, more proficient readers. Looking at poems, novels and plays, this critical guide raises questions and offers suggestions designed to make us enjoy more fully what we are reading. Designed for students of literature as well as those who simply like to read, this work should help readers appreciate literary works as unique creations, born in a particular time and place, but powerful enough to speak across centuries.