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