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Expanding the Canon . . . tends to drive out the better writers, sometimes even the best, because pragmatically none of us (whoever we are) ever had time to read absolutely everything . . . inadequate authors will consume the energies that would be better invested in stronger writers. (Harold Bloom)

is this traditional?

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    Yes.

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    As times have changed and as our culture continues to evolve, the concerns of teenagers have changed as well. Let's face it, a teenager's attention span for literature is short; few have the patience, determination, or energy to wade through a Dickens novel in search of an epiphany." (Matt Copeland)

    progressive?

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    There is no 'essence' of literature whatsoever . . . any writing may be read 'poetically'. If I pore over the railway timetable not to discover a train connection but to stimulate in myself general reflections on the speed and complexity of modern existence, then I might be said to be reading it as literature. (Terry Eagleton)

    traditional?

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    That sounds more progressive to me.

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