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The nature of literary criticism

Elton, Oliver

The nature of literary criticism

a lecture given in the University of Manchester on the Ludwig Mond Foundation, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 1935

by Elton, Oliver

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Published by Manchester University Press in [Manchester] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Criticism.,
  • Poetry.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Oliver Elton, LITT. D.
    SeriesManchester University lectures., no. 32
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN85 .E6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination26 p., 1 l.
    Number of Pages26
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6335021M
    LC Control Number36007449
    OCLC/WorldCa4866374

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It applies, as a term, to any argumentation about literature, whether or not specific works are analyzed. Literary Criticism Nature And Function. The word criticism has been derived from the Greek word which means Judgment.

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Whether or not literary criticism should be considered a separate field of inquiry from literary theory, or conversely from book reviewing, is a matter of some controversy. Literary criticism is the study, evaluation, and interpretation of literature. Modern literary criticism is often informed by literary theory.

“An informed analysis and evaluation of a piece of literature”. OR “A written study, evaluation and interpretation of a work of literature”. The literary criticism is a concept, formed on the basis of critical analysis and primarily estimates the value and merit of literary works for the presence or quality of certain parameters of literary characteristics.

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