Wellek, René.

Theory of literature / René Wellek and Austin Warren. - 3. ed. / New revised edition. - New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977. - 374 p. ; 21 cm. - A Harvest/HBJ book ; 75 . - A Harvest/HBJ book ; 75 .

Includes bibliographical references (317-357 p.) and index.

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.

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Literature,--Philosophy.
Literature,--Study and teaching.
Literature,--Aestethics.
Criticism.

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