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ISBN-10: 0691202567
ISBN-13: 9780691202563
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 05/19/2020
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.40" W, 1.20" H

Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays

Editor: David Damrosch

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A landmark work of literary criticism

Northrop 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 the structure of literature as a total form also allows us to see the profoundly liberating effect literature can have.

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ISBN-10: 0691202567
ISBN-13: 9780691202563
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 05/19/2020
Dimensions: 8.50" L, 5.40" W, 1.20" H
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