Theory of literature

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Harcourt, Brace & World, Jun 1, 1956 - Literary Criticism - 374 pages
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A classic of criticism that examines the nature, function, form, and contents of literature. "The most ordered, ranging and purposeful attempt...toward keeping the study of literature at once intelligent and liberal" (New York Times). Index.

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[The book] undertakes to arrange the main problems of literary study from the standpoint of what the authors call the ‘intrinsic’ concern for literature. Chapters on the nature of literature, on metre ... Read full review


Preface to the First Edition
UJ The Nature of Literature
The Function of Literature

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Jerome W. Clinton, Ph.D. Michigan, is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. His publications include two book-length translations of two sections of the Persian national epic, the Shahnameh: The Tragedy of Sohrab and Rostam and In the Dragon's Claws: The Story of Rostam and Esfandiyar.

Austin Warren is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: Theory of Literature

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