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ERIC Number: ED032803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1956
Pages: 375
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Theory of Literature. Third Edition.
Wellek, Rene; Warren, Austin
Methods of studying literature are defined and described. A section on definitions and distinctions investigates literature and literary study; the nature and function of literature; literary theory, criticism, and history; and general, comparative, and national literature. The ordering and establishing of evidence is described. The bulk of the book considers extrinsic and, especially, intrinsic approaches to the study of literature. A discussion of the relation of literature to biography, psychology, society, ideas, and other arts comprises the extrinsic section. The intrinsic section considers mode of existence of a literary work of art, euphony, rhythm, metre, style and stylistics, image, mataphor, symbol, myth, nature and modes of narrative fiction, literary genres, evaluation, and literary history. A 40 page bibliography is included. (AF)
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