9780773520684

Verbal Art

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  • ISBN13:

    9780773520684

  • ISBN10:

    0773520686

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-11-01
  • Publisher: McGill Queens Univ Pr

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Summary

Pettersson demonstrates the implications and applications of the theory through a series of detailed studies of literary works, taking care to show that his theory is compatible with a broad variety of perspectives. Combining an intimate knowledge of modern literary theory and the aesthetics of literature with innovative applications of linguistics and cognitive psychology to the literary work, he provides a thorough treatment of fundamental problems in the area, including the concept of a text or work, the concept of form, and the distinctiveness of the literary use of language.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
vii
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 3(16)
PART ONE A THEORY OF LITERATURE IN OUTLINE
Psychological Considerations
19(16)
Literature's Relevance to the Reader
35(25)
Presentational Communication
60(23)
Meaning and Text
83(22)
PART TWO ASPECTS OF LITERARY EXPERIENCE
Conveyed Thoughts in Literature
105(41)
The Reader's Thematization and Application
146(36)
Literature and Feelings
182(47)
A Poem: Gunnar Ekelof's ``But Somewhere Else''
229(22)
Form in Literature
251(15)
Traditional Ideas about Literary Form
266(18)
Concluding Remarks: On the Nature of Literature's Autonomy 284(17)
Notes 301(48)
Bibliography 349(18)
Index 367

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