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Theory of literature /

by Wellek, René [aut]; Warren, Austin [aut].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: A Harvest/HBJ book: 75Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977Edition: 3. ed. / New revised edition.Description: 374 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0156890844.Subject(s): Literature, -- Philosophy | Literature, -- Study and teaching | Literature, -- Aestethics | Criticism
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.
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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.