Dorothy Canfield Fisher | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Joseph J. Firebaugh

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
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Critical Essay by Joseph J. Firebaugh

SOURCE: "Dorothy Canfield and the Moral Bent," in The Educational Forum, Vol. XV, No. 3, March, 1951, pp. 283-94.

In the following essay, Firebaugh investigates the moral component of Fisher's novel The Deepening Stream.

Two or three years ago I shocked an elder colleague in a Department of English by saying that I always taught introductory courses somewhat in the manner of a moralist. Because he had been trained by a severe linguistic doctorate, he evidently believed that I was introducing a dangerous subjectivism into literary study; that I was failing in my duty of teaching the weak student to read comprehendingly, and the good student to know something of linguistic and literary history. For my part, I was shocked to discover that anyone could consider those very desirable aims to be at all adequate.

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