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Alvin Kernan (1923–) from “Introduction: The Death of Literature,” Death of Literature (1990)

  • Lee Morrissey

Abstract

Literature has in the past thirty years or so passed through a time of radical disturbances that turned the institution and its primary values topsy-turvy. Talk began in the 1960s about the death of literature, with a comparison intended to Nietzsche’s announcement of the death of God, and by 1982 Leslie Fiedler, a pop-lit advocate not sorry to see high-culture literature go, could happily title a book What Was Literature?

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© Lee Morrissey 2005

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