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Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne in Reader-Response Theory

Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne

Religio Medici is a medieval text by a dude named Sir Thomas Browne. It's kind of an autobiography, in which Browne talks about the Bible, religion, and spiritual life. In his essay "Literature in the Reader; Affective Stylistics," Stanley Fish analyzes the passage below from a Reader-Response perspective. Fish was especially interested in the first sentence. Let's have a look:

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