Anatomy of Criticism

Four Essays

A landmark work of literary criticismNorthrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism is the magnum opus of one of the most important and influential literary theorists of the twentieth century. Breaking with the practice of close reading of individual texts, Frye seeks to describe a common basis for understanding the full range of literary forms by examining archetypes, genres, poetic language, and the relations among the text, the reader, and society. Les mer

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A landmark work of literary criticismNorthrop Frye's Anatomy of Criticism is the magnum opus of one of the most important and influential literary theorists of the twentieth century. Breaking with the practice of close reading of individual texts, Frye seeks to describe a common basis for understanding the full range of literary forms by examining archetypes, genres, poetic language, and the relations among the text, the reader, and society. Using a dazzling array of examples, he argues that understanding "e;the structure of literature as a total form"e; also allows us to see the profoundly liberating effect literature can have.

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Forlag
Princeton University Press
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
408
ISBN
9780691204253
Utgivelsesår
2020
Serie
Princeton Classics

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