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French Literary Theory Today : A Reader - Tzvetan Todorov

French Literary Theory Today

A Reader

By: Tzvetan Todorov (Editor), R. Carter (Translator)

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Published: 20th December 1982
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Originally published in 1982, this is an anthology of studies by French literary theorists representing the most significant contributions to the field made in France in the preceding fifteen years. The essays were published here in English for the first time and cover, among other topics, the methodology of literary studies, the specifics of literary creation, the different facets and levels of the text, and the issues raised by the classification of literature into genres and periods. Biographical notes on the authors and an introduction are provided by the editor. The contributors all reflect in varying degrees the influence of structural linguistics, and this collection will be of value for all those, on whichever side of the debate, concerned with the impact and importance of this method of approach for the study of literature.

Sources and acknowledgements
Introduction: French poetics today
Criticism and poetics
The reality effect
Models of the literary sentence
The strategy of form
A theory of the figure
Parallelism and deviation in poetry
A critique of the motif
What is a description?
On the circularity of song
The autobiographical contract
A complication of text: the Illuminations
Notes on the contributors
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ISBN: 9780521297776
ISBN-10: 052129777X
Series: Msh
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 20th December 1982
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.37