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Intro to Literary Research - 30200 - ENGL 6010 - AA: English 6010

On books

BOOKS, I fancy, may be conveniently divided into three classes:— 1. Books to read....2. Books to re-read...3. Books not to read at all...

The third class is by far the most important. To tell people what to read is, as a rule, either useless or harmful; for, the appreciation of literature is a question of temperament not of teaching; to Parnassus there is no primer and nothing that one can learn is ever worth learning. But to tell people what not to read is a very different matter..                                                 

Oscar Wilde

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