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C. S. Lewis’s Great Experiment

January 26th, 2015

A book few readers of C. S. Lewis will ever voluntarily pick up has the unwieldy, even forbidding title, An Experiment in Criticism.

The title conceals more than it reveals. An experiment in what? And criticism of whom? The title doesn’t tell. It’s the classic book that you need to know what it’s about before you know that you’d want to read it. But you won’t know that unless a friend shoves it in your hand and won’t let you shove it back. In a nutshell, it’s a theology of reading. And I once wrote a whole dissertation on it at the University of Texas.

But if I want you to investigate it, I’m going to have to do more than praise it. I’ve got to give you some incentive for tracking it down and digesting its wisdom. So first, here are three reasons to give it a try:

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