Exhausted Codes of Literature

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"If I have given the impression somehow- by reaching an end point, for instance- that I have exhausted the codes by which literature is written and understood, I must apologize." (Foster 279)

I know that many of us have complain about how tired we are about translating literature with the topics Foster brings up, but at least he admits that his what he is written can be taken that way. He does, however, say that "we've only scratched the surface" on all the literary codes that could be studied, so really he shouldn't have exhausted us at all. There is so much more. Foster also says that this book was not meant to be a database, just a template to look at when reading literature. So If you take what he said about his work into consideration, I guess the book was not that annoying afterall.

 

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