The Theory and Aesthetic Evaluation of Literature

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Susquehanna University Press, 1989 - 126 Seiten
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This primarily theoretical work explores what literature is, and what it is not, and demonstrates how philosophical assumptions have directed literary currents. The discussion addresses value in general, aesthetic value in particular, and the major aesthetic values expressed in great literature of the past and present.

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Preliminary Distinctions Rhetoric and Poetic
13
The Theory of Literature
17
Value
44
Aesthetic Value and Affective Hazard
49
Aesthetic Values in Literature
55
Conclusion
102
Notes
104
Bibliography
115
Index
121
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Seite 62 - As bees In spring time, when the sun with Taurus rides, Pour forth their populous youth about the hive In clusters : they among fresh dews and flowers Fly to and fro, or on the smoothed plank, The suburb of their straw-built citadel, New rubb'd with balm, expatiate, and confer Their state affairs : so thick the aery crowd Swarm'd and were straiten'd; till, the signal given, Behold a wonder!
Seite 37 - The fair breeze blew, the white foam flew, The furrow followed free ; We were the first that ever burst Into that silent sea...
Seite 62 - In clusters ; they among fresh dews and flowers Fly to and fro, or on the smoothed plank, The suburb of their straw-built citadel, New rubbed with balm, expatiate and confer Their state-affairs.
Seite 98 - For, al-so siker as In principle, Mulier est hominis confusio,— Madame, the sentence of this Latyn is, "Womman is mannes joye, and al his blis...
Seite 60 - When we read Homer, we ought to reflect that we are reading the most ancient author in the heathen world ; and those who consider him in this light, will double their pleasure in the perusal of him.
Seite 42 - What happens is a continual surrender of himself as he is at the moment to something which is more valuable. The progress of an artist is a continual selfsacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.

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