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Modern literary criticism and theory

Rafey Habib

Modern literary criticism and theory

a history

by Rafey Habib

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Published by Blackwell Pub. in Malden, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Criticism -- History -- 20th century.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementM. A. R. Habib.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN94 .H23 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 252 p. ;
    Number of Pages252
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21576791M
    ISBN 109781405176675, 9781405176668
    LC Control Number2007036297

    Literary criticism, the reasoned consideration of literary works and applies, as a term, to any argumentation about literature, whether or not specific works are analyzed. Plato’s cautions against the risky consequences of poetic inspiration in general in his Republic are thus often taken as the earliest important example of literary criticism. Contemporary literary criticism. Volume 1 [electronic resource] / Carolyn Riley, editor. poets, playwrights and other creative and nonfiction writers by providing criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Modern--History and criticism--Theory, etc. Literature, Modernth century. Genre.


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