The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

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Collectively, it is evident The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy resists categorisation, transcending traditional systems of judgment to reveal mainstream and scholarly literary values are not inherently distinct, but rather share an interdependent relationship. Yet, despite the novel’s unconventionality, critics have applied familiar criterion to derive literary value, with popular reviewers appreciating the novel’s humour, while scholars have emphasised thematic and philosophical features. Even so, such interpretations have generally functioned independently, indicating literary values are prescriptive, rather than interpretable. However, this active delineation between mainstream and critical literary values belies a mutual reliance. Felski
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