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The structure of literary understanding

Author: Stein Haugom Olsen
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Series: Cambridge paperback library
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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How does a reader respond to a work of literature and how does he begin to evaluate it? Mr Olsen attempts to answer these and related questions. The book is in two parts. In the first three chapters, the author demolishes established theories that literature has a special language, provides a heightened insight into 'truth' and has emotion as its prime currency. In the remaining chapters Mr Olsen constructs and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stein Haugom Olsen
ISBN: 0521217318 9780521217316 0521316316 9780521316316
OCLC Number: 13735111
Description: xi, 235 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: I. Literature and Language ---
2. Literature and Emotion ---
3. Literature and Truth ---
4. The Structure of the Literary Response ---
5. The Validation of Interpretative Conclusions ---
6. Evaluation Of Literary Works ---
7. The Evaluation of Literary Practice.
Series Title: Cambridge paperback library
Responsibility: Stein Haugom Olsen.

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This is a paperback edition of what has become an important contribution to aesthetics and the theory of literature.  Read more...

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