The Decline of Literature: A Public Perspective

Mohammed Albalawi

Abstract


After centuries of dominance, literature has not been in a robust health for the last few decades.  Several scholars have addressed the decline of literature in a number of books and articles attributing it to institutional and economic reasons. However, a major factor has not been taken into account. It is the larger audience who receives and absorbs literature. In this paper, I argue that the decline of literature emanates from the lack of appreciation of literature among the public who have deserted this field of humanity in the present days. I will investigate the causes of this desertion and explore its consequences in the field of literature. Through using a questionnaire, this paper looks and evaluates the experiences and perspectives of public. It is expected that the findings will contribute to literature to better understanding the decline.

Keywords: Humanities-Literature Decline-Reading Literature


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