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Definition of Literature and Other Essays

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ISBN-10: 0521318475

ISBN-13: 9780521318471

Edition: 1984

Authors: W. W. Robson

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Professor W. W. Robson is an eminent literary critic, best known for his work on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature. His natural form of expression is the critical essay, and this book comprises a collection of essays on a variety of topics written in plain and straightforward language. What holds the collection together is a preoccupation with critical theory deployed in the first four essays. In 'The definition of literature', the title essay, the discussion turns on what kind of definition is to be recommended rather than on a particular formulation. 'On liberty of interpreting' examines the much-canvassed question of the relevance or otherwise to criticism of the author's…    
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List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/26/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 284
Size: 5.43" wide x 8.50" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

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The Civil War
The press
The struggle for the peasants
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The Komsomol in the Civil War
The political use of books, films, and posters
The New Economic Policies
Political education
The literacy campaign
The Komsomol in the 1920s
The golden age of the Soviet cinema
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