A History of Poetics by Sandra Richter

By Sandra Richter

because the Nineties, following the top of postmodernism, literary thought has misplaced a lot of its dynamics. This e-book goals at revitalising literary concept exploring of its old bases: German poetics and aesthetics. starting within the 1770s and finishing within the Nineteen Fifties, the e-book examines approximately 2 hundred years of this background, thereby supplying the reader with a primary historical past of poetics in addition to with bibliographies of the topic. The research not just exhibits the differentiation of old money owed within the box, but in addition displays how present literary thought may possibly circulate ahead in the course of the rediscovery of sunken ideas.

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