By (author) Peter Widdowson
Literature by Peter Widdowson
Book DescriptionThis introductory volume provides an overview of the history of Literature as a cultural concept, and reflects on the contemporary nature, place and function of what the literary might mean for us today. Literature: * offers a concise history of the canonic concept of 'literature' from its earliest origins * illustrates the kinds of theoretical issues which are currently invoked by the term 'literary' * provides a definition of the 'literary' for the twenty-first century With Literature Peter Widdowson provides a thought-provoking essay on the contemporary relevance of the 'literary' for students.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415169141
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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