News Tells Us What Happened – Literature Tells Us What Happens | Dr. Leland Ryken

There Is No Frigate like a Book: An Interview with Dr. Leland Ryken

News tells us what happened. Literature tells us what happens . . .  Literature has the ability to transcend our own place because its subject is universal human experience. Let me say parenthetically that people who never see the point of literature are the ones who never develop this knack for seeing their own experience in literature.

Listen to the end to hear Dr. Ryken’s three compelling reasons why all ages should read imaginative literature.

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