Theory of Literature

Rene Wellek and Austin Warren (Editors)

Series: Fine Arts, Music and Literature
BISAC: LAN005000

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Theory of Literature was originally published in 1949. It is not a textbook introducing the young to the elements of literary appreciation nor a survey of the techniques employed in scholarly research. The authors have sought to unite “poetics” (or literary theory) and “criticism” (evaluation of literature) with “scholarship” (“research”) and “literary history” (the “dynamics” of literature, in contrast to the “statics” of theory and criticism.

Preface

Section I. DEFINITIONS AND DISTINCTIONS

Chapter I. Literature and Literary Study
Chapter II. The Nature of Literature
Chapter III. The Function of Literature
Chapter IV. Literary Theory, Criticism, and History
Chapter v. General, Comparative, and National Literature

Section II. PRELIMINARY OPERATIONS
Chapter VI. The Ordering and Establishing of Evidence

Section III. THE EXTRINSIC APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF LITERATURE
Introduction
Chapter VII. Literature and Biography
Chapter VIII. Literature and Psychology
Chapter IX. Literature and Society
Chapter X. Literature and Ideas
Chapter XI. Literature and the Other Arts

Chapter IV. THE INTRINSIC STUDY OF LITERATURE
Chapter XII. The Analysis of the Literary Work of Art
Chapter XIII. Euphony, Rhythm, and Meter
Chapter XIV. Style and Stylistics
Chapter XV. Image, Metaphor, Symbol, Myth
Chapter XVI. The Nature and Modes of Narrative Fiction
Chapter XVII. Literary Genres
Chapter XVIII. Evaluation
Chapter XIX. Literary History

Section V. THE ACADEMIC SITUATION
Chapter XX. The Study of Literature in the Graduate School

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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