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Author Mukařovský, Jan.

Title The word and verbal art : selected essays by Jan Mukařovský / translated and edited by John Burbank and Peter Steiner ; foreword by René Wellek
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 1977

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Description xvii, 238 pages ; 24 cm
Series Yale Russian and East European studies ; 13
Yale Russian and East European studies ; 13
Contents On poetic language.--Two studies on poetic designation: Poetic designation and the aesthetic function of language. A note on the semantics of the poetic image.--Two studies of dialogue: Dialogue and monologue. On stage dialogue.--Intonation as the basic factor of poetic rhythm.--A note on the Czech translation of Šklovskij's Theory of prose.--The poet.--The individual and literary development.--Detail as the basic semantic unit in folk art.--Between literature and visual arts
Summary The core of the book is an intelligent summary of various studies of literary forms done by the French critics of the last several decades, in particular, by Barthes, Greimas, Genette and Todorov. This is accompanied by a compact discussion of Russian formalism, one more bird's eye view on the Saussure-Jakobson tradition in linguistics, and the author's own contribution to the poetics of fiction : the topics for which Scholes has a special predilection and on which he has published a number of important essays. His critical summaries of structuralist critics are models of clarity
Analysis European literatures
European literatures Structuralist perspectives. Essays
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject European literature -- History and criticism.
Poetics.
Structuralism (Literary analysis)
Genre/Form Literature.
Author Burbank, John.
Steiner, P. (Peter), 1946-
LC no. 76049733
ISBN 0300015739
9780300015737