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McKelvy, William R.
The English Cult of LiteratureDevoted Readers, 1774–1880
William R. McKelvy
What constitutes reading? This is the question William McKelvy asks in The English Cult of Literature. Is it a theory of interpretation or a physical activity, a process determined by hermeneutic destiny or by paper, ink, hands, and eyes? McKelvy seeks to transform the nineteenth-century field of "... More