The Autonomy of Literature
Lansdown, R.D. (2001) The Autonomy of Literature. Palgrave Macmillan, Gordonsville, VA, USA.
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In the aftermath of the theory wars, the imaginative, formal, and moral features of literature have been substantially marginalized, downgraded, and neglected. Yet for many readers such elements will always be central to the experience of reading, just as for writers they are central to the experience of writing. This provocative study argues that literature has an abundant life of its own, and reconsiders that life in the contexts provided by three influential contemporary groups of critics: some North American philosophers; some psychoanalysts; and some theorists of history.
|Item Type:||Book (Research - A1)|
|Keywords:||literature-history and criticism|
|FoR Codes:||20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200525 Literary Theory @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||06 Sep 2012 16:27|
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