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Theory of literature,

Author: René Wellek; Austin Warren
Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace [1949]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Wellek, René.
Theory of literature.
New York, Harcourt, Brace [1949]
(OCoLC)573322796
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René Wellek; Austin Warren
OCLC Number: 1599846
Description: x, 403 pages 21 cm
Contents: Preface --
[pt]. 1. Definitions and distinctions --
1. Literature and literary study --
2. The nature of literature --
3. The function of literature --
4. Literary theory, criticism, and history --
5. General, comparative, and national literature --
[pt]. 2. Preliminary operations --
6. The ordering and establishing of evidence --
[pt]. 3. The extrinsic approach to the study of literature --
Introduction --
7. Literature and biography --
8. Literature and psychology --
9. Literature and society --
10. Literature and ideas --
11. Literature and the other arts --
[pt]. 4. The intrinsic study of literature --
12. The analysis of the literary work of art --
13. Euphony, rhythm, and meter --
14. Style and stylistics --
15. Image, metaphor, symbol, myth --
16. The nature and modes of narrative fiction --
17. Literary genres --
18. Evaluation --
19. Literary history --
[pt]. 5. The academic situation --
20. The study of literature in the graduate school --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by René Wellek and Austin Warren.

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Preface v I. DEFINITIONS AND DISTINCTIONS I. Literature and Literary Study 3 II. The Nature of Literature 9 III. The Function of Literature 19 IV. Literary Theory, Criticism, and History 29 V. General, Comparative, and National Literature 38 II. PRELIMINARY OPERATIONS VI. The Ordering and Establising of Evidence 49 III. THE EXTRINSIC APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF LITERATURE Introduction 65 VII. Literature and Biography 67 VIII. Literature and Psychology 75 IX. Literature and Society 89 X. Literature and Ideas 107 XI. Literature and the Other Arts 124 IV. THE INTRINSIC STUDY OF LITERATURE XII. The Analysis of the Literary Work of Art 139 XIII. Euphony, Rhythm, and Meter 159 XIV. Style and Stylistics 177 XV. Image, Metaphor, Symbol, Myth 190 XVI. The Nature and Modes of Narrative Fiction 219 XVII. Literary Genres 235 XVIII. Evaluation 248 XIX. Literary History 263 V. THE ACADEMIC SITUATION XX. The Study of Literature in the Graduate School 285 Notes 299 Bibliography 347 Index 389

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