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A reader who quarrels with postulates, who dislikes Hamlet because he does not believe that there are ghosts or that people speak in pentameters, clearly has no business in literature. He cannot distinguish fiction from fact, and belongs in the same category as the people who send checks to radio stations for the relief of suffering heroines in soap operas.

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Professor Herman Northrop Frye, CC , MA , D.Litt. , FRSC (July 14, 1912 January 23, 1991) was a Canadian literary critic, one of the most distinguished of the twentieth century.

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