End of Literary Theory by Stein Haugom Olsen
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End of Literary Theory
By Stein Haugom Olsen

The End of Literary Theory

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End of Literary Theory by Stein Haugom Olsen

Book Description

The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521333269
ISBN-10: 0521333261
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Mar-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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End of Literary Theory by Stein Haugom Olsen End of Literary Theory, Paperback (May 2008)

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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 by Stein Haugom Olsen 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.

Structure of Literary Understanding by Stein Haugom Olsen Structure of Literary Understanding, Paperback (February 1985)

This is a paperback edition of what has become an important contribution to aesthetics and the theory of literature.

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