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What is literature? / edited with an introduction by Paul Hernadi.


Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1978] .
ISBN 0253365058, 9780253365057

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Other Authors Hernadi, Paul, 1936-
Subjects Literature -- Philosophy.
Literaturtheorie.
Literatuurtheorie.
Littérature -- Philosophie.
Description xxiii, 257 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1978]
©1978
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. Definitions: theory and history: On the possibility of saying what literature is / F.E. Sparshott -- What is literature? / René Wellek -- What isn't literature? / E.D. Hirsch, Jr. -- Why theorize about literature? / Edward Davenport -- 2. Canon-formation: forces and procedures: "Literature": a many-sided process / George McFadden -- A procedural definition of literature / Charles Altieri -- Prolegomena grammatologica: literature as the disembodiment of speech / Elias L. Rivers -- The social definition of literature / Richard Ohmann -- Literary works express propositions / Robert J. Matthews -- 3. Literature: acts, effects, artifacts: The literary work: its structure, unity, and distinction from forms of non-literary expression / Joseph Strelka -- The mirror as metaphor for literature / James I. Wimsatt -- Native readers of fiction: a speech-act and genre-rule approach to defining literature / Robert L. Brown, Jr. and Martin Steinmann, Jr. -- Aesthetic intentions and fictive illocutions / Monroe C. Beardsley -- Literature as illusion, as metaphor, as vision / Murray Krieger -- "All discourse aspires to the analytic proposition" / Michael McCanles -- Literature as transaction / Norman N. Holland -- "Literature": disjunction and redundancy / Morse Peckham -- Toward a semiotics of literature / Robert Scholes.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3516432
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