The Autonomy of Literature

Lansdown, R.D. (2001) The Autonomy of Literature. Palgrave Macmillan, Gordonsville, VA, USA.

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Abstract

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 ID: 14203
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-0-333-92134-0
Keywords: literature-history and criticism
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2012 06:27
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%
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