Why: I don't know Alan Garner, but I love the other writers listed. I did not know that they all studied at Oxford when Lewis and Tolkien where lecturing there. Interesting. The library doesn't have it, so I've requested they order it because I don't really want to spend $45 to buy it. One review said, "this important title...belongs in any library that serves a liberal-arts curriculum. It is highly readable, commandingly intelligent, and refreshingly jargon-free. A seminal work of criticism."