Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon.
Kermode's lectures on what makes something qualify as canonical, from 2001 UC Berkeley Tanner Lectures on Human Values, together with 3 lively responses by Geoffrey Hartman, John Guillory, Carey Perloff. Kermode gives three arguments - Pleasure, Change, and Chance. Ed by Robert Alter. 100 pgs. Paper. 2004. OUP. NEW. $10.00