Genres in Discourse - Todorov, Tzvetan; Tzvetan, Todorov
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This is a collection in translation of recent essays by Tzvetan Todorov, one of the most eminent of today's literary critics. The essays concentrate on the idea of genre, literary or otherwise, and ask such questions as: What is literature? What is genre? Which are the major literary genres? In the first section, Todorov proposes definitions for the notions of literature, discourse, and genre. Following is a general discussion of the two principal literary genres, fiction and poetry. In the final section, Todorov examines individual authors as case studies: among them Poe, Dostoyevsky,…mehr

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This is a collection in translation of recent essays by Tzvetan Todorov, one of the most eminent of today's literary critics. The essays concentrate on the idea of genre, literary or otherwise, and ask such questions as: What is literature? What is genre? Which are the major literary genres? In the first section, Todorov proposes definitions for the notions of literature, discourse, and genre. Following is a general discussion of the two principal literary genres, fiction and poetry. In the final section, Todorov examines individual authors as case studies: among them Poe, Dostoyevsky, Baudelaire, Conrad, and James.

Table of contents:
Prefatory note; Part I: 1. The notions of literature; 2. The origin of genres; Part II: 3. The two principles of narrative; 4. Reading as construction; 5. A poetic novel; 6. Poetry without verse; Part III: 7. Notes from the Underground; 8. The limits of Edgar Poe; 9. Heart of Darkness; 10. The Awkward Age; Index.

This is a collection in translation of recent essays by Tzvelan Todorov, one of the most eminent of today's literary critics. Todorov proposes definitions for the notions of literature, discourse and genre, discusses the two principal literary genres, fiction and poetry, and examines individual authors as case studies.

A translation of recent essays by the eminent literary critic, Tzvelan Todorov.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Cambridge University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 148
  • Erscheinungstermin: 29. November 2008
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 157mm x 12mm
  • Gewicht: 377g
  • ISBN-13: 9780521342490
  • ISBN-10: 052134249X
  • Artikelnr.: 25855493