Literature as moral fiber

Reading about the functions of literature, I stumbled upon the following quote:

“Perhaps the guerrilla promoters of literacy who offer a shag to anyone spotted reading a novel are on the right track. Novels, surely, can still be sexy, time wasting, and subversive—or do they have to be vitamin- enriched bowls conveying good-for-you moral fiber?” (Keen, 2007, qtd in Takolander 2009)

Takolander, M. (2009). Energetic Space”: The Experience of Literature and Learning. College Literature 36(3), 165-183.

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