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What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know Fundamentals of a Good Fourth-Grade Education

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ISBN-10: 0385312601

ISBN-13: 9780385312608

Edition: N/A

Authors: E. D. Hirsch

List price: $13.00
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Grade by grade, these groundbreaking and successful books provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of a good education for first to sixth graders. B & W photographs, linecuts, and maps throughout; two-color printing.
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Book details

List price: $13.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Hirsch is a conservative critic best known for his repudiation of critical approaches to literature (chiefly poststructuralism and New Criticism) that assume that the author's intentions do not determine readings. He argues that any such methodology is guilty of "the organic fallacy," the belief that the text leads a life of its own. For Hirsch, the author's authority is the key to literary interpretation: The critic's job is to reproduce textual meaning by recovering the author's consciousness, which guarantees the validity of an interpretation. In his two most important books, Validity in Interpretation (1967) and its sequel, The Aims of Interpretation (1976), Hirsch warns against the…