Grounds of Literary Criticism

Grounds of Literary Criticism

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This sophisticated and wide-ranging look at literary criticism addresses the major theorists of today and proposes a constructive approach to challenging critical debates. Disclosing conflict as the inevitable outcome of historical change, Suresh Raval refuses the stark either-or choice between the foundationalist stance, which seeks to find the right answers, and the relativist position, which denies the possibility of identifying right and wrong. Raval explores the question of conflict in literary criticism and theory by analyzing how different theories have treated key issues, not to resolve these problems but to show why they resist decisive solution.See also Paradigms Experimental literature, 152 Explanation, notion of, 162-63 Explication and poetics, 64 Ezell, ... 14, 29 First Amendment (U.S. Constitution), 171 Fischer, Michael, 213n3, 214n6 Fish, Stanley: on acts of recognition, 95;anbsp;...

Title:Grounds of Literary Criticism
Author:Suresh Raval
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 1998


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