For the Guardian, he named his top ten books about books, including:
Stanley Fish, Is there a Text in this Class? (1980)Read about the other books on Sutherland's list.
Winner of the wittiest title ever coined for a book on lit-crit (the question was initially asked by an artless student in his seminar). Fish's simple/hard questions: what's the difference between a "text" and a "work of literature"? How, when the best seminars tend to finish with more disagreement than they started with, do we reach a consensus reading of any text? Is there any such thing?
Learn more about Sutherland's list of the best books about listing.