Literature and Its Waning Impact
Keywords:Literature, Death, Philosophy, Literary Criticism, Reading
The following article attempts to explore and discuss a very thorny problem in humanities, i.e., the decay or even death of literature in the 20th century and the current 21 century. It is in these critical times that one can hear such calls for proclaiming the death of literature or its declining status. The corpus of the article is devoted to shedding illuminating light on the different aspects of this controversial topic. The introduction gives representative examples of the heyday of literature and its glorious milestones. The purpose behind this is to show how literature has flourished throughout more than twenty centuries. In contrast, the main argument explores the different manifestations of the weak position of literature and the different reasons behind that. The conclusion is meant to verify the basic postulate of the abstract and how some of the frequent calls of the death of literature are in fact question-begging.
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