The End of Literary Theory
By (author) Stein Haugom Olsen
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End of Literary Theory by Stein Haugom Olsen
Book DescriptionThe essays in this collection are concerned with the philosophical problems that arise in connection with the understanding and evaluation of literature - such problems as the relationship between the work and the author (authorial intention), between the work and the world (reference and truth), the definition of a literary work, and the nature of literary theory itself. Professor Olsen attacks many of the orthodoxies of modern literary theory, in particular the enterprise to build a comprehensive systematic literary theory. His own work is informed by a consistent perspective: the assumption that literature is a social institution governed by conventions, and that answers to problems of interpretation and appreciation can be found only through an analysis of these conventions. This is an important book for scholars and students of literary theory and philosophy, especially for those who see an ever-increasing cross-fertilization between the two disciplines.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521061995
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stein Haugom Olsen
Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art, Paperback (September 2003)
This anthology provides comprehensive coverage of the major contributions of analytic philosophy to aesthetics and the philosophy of art, from the earliest beginnings in the 1950's to the present time. Traces the contributions of the analytic tradition to aesthetics and the philosophy of art, from the 1950's to the present time.
Truth, Fiction and Literature, Paperback (October 1996)
This work examines the ways in which fictions relate to the real world, and offers an account of how imaginative works of literature can use fictional content to explore matters of universal human interest. It explores the limits of fictionality in relation to metaphysical and sceptical views.
End of Literary Theory, Hardback (March 1987)
These essays are concerned with the philosophical problems that arise in connection with the understanding and evaluation of literature.
Structure of Literary Understanding, Paperback (February 1985)» View all books by Stein Haugom Olsen
This is a paperback edition of what has become an important contribution to aesthetics and the theory of literature.
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