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The Structure of Literary Understanding Paperback – February 22, 1985

ISBN-13: 978-0521316316 ISBN-10: 0521316316

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How does a reader respond to a work of literature and how does he begin to evaluate it? Mr Olsen attempts to answer these and related questions. The book is in two parts. In the first three chapters, the author demolishes established theories that literature has a special language, provides a heightened insight into 'truth' and has emotion as its prime currency.

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