Third in a series of reader’s guides for my short story collection, “Richard Dawkins, Antony Flew, and Mother Teresa Go to Heaven.” This one is for the Richard Dawkins story primarily, but may be applicable to the others. For more details, see previous posts.
How Not to Read Imaginative Literature
What follows is an extreme condensation of chapter 14 in Mortimer J. Adler’s How to read a Book.
1. Do not read imaginative literature as if its goal is to convey knowledge as such. The goal of imaginative literature is to communicate an experience itself- one that the reader can … continue reading...