Literary language, partly by calling attention to itself as language, estranged. Van tieghems definition of comparative literature in his theoretical book the. Its contents were based on their shared understandings of. Published june 18th 1964 by mariner books first published 1949. Theory of literature is a book on literary scholarship by rene wellek, of the structuralist prague school, and austin warren, a selfdescribed old new critic. Compared to scientific language, literary language will appear in some ways.
Even a proper short title, theory of literature and methodology of literary study, would be too cumbersome. By literary theory we refer not to the meaning of a work of literature but to the theories. The authors sought to unite poetics literary theory with criticism evaluation of literature with scholarship research and literary history the dynamics of literature in contrast with the statics of theory and criticism. Theory of literature by rene wellek and austin warren harcourt, brace and company, new york printed in the united states of america preface the naming of this book has been more than ordinarily diffi cult. Department of turkish language and literature, faculty of arts and science. The two met at the university of iowa in the late 1930s, and by 1940 had begun writing the book. On comparative literature science publishing group. To ask other readers questions about theory of literature, please sign up. One coul d even sa thay it t is maybe this first an strong wideld y misunderstood, position which. Comparative literature, cultural studies, world literature, theory, practice.
In this section the book also deals with literary theory, history and criticism and it. According to greenlaws theory, and the practice of many scholars, literary. Wellek and warren are very fair to a variety of approaches, stressing the importance of not. This had to be done in a book of reasonable size, without being eclectic or doctrinaire. Literature and the latin middle ages bollingen series general book 180.1064 326 382 373 941 1472 1055 1517 93 1069 1601 387 82 121 788 1670 1343 1030 1379 1451 419 620 65 1483 188 1239 991 687 354 16 1327 292 973 1019 1081 674 1533 1304 1028 867 519 287 1134 327 330 591 1175 649