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A Dish of Orts by George MacDonald
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it was amazing
bookshelves: literary-criticism

As a whole, this collection of essays by MacDonald is uneven. A few of the essays are highly forgettable, and most of it is written in MacDonald's occasionally opaque style. However, the good essays are worth their weight in gold, and even the most forgettable of the general essays each have something in them worth underlining and remembering.

Especially worthy of reading are the essays that open and close the volume, both on the imagination. The first essay on Shakespeare has some great assessment of the life of an artist, and the essay on forms of literature gives great perspective on the meaning and purpose of literary criticism.

If you like MacDonald, then this is an important and good read.

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Reading Progress

January 17, 2018 – Started Reading
January 17, 2018 – Shelved
January 17, 2018 – Shelved as: literary-criticism
January 29, 2018 – Finished Reading

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