Cambridge University Press (1978)

This is a paperback edition of what has become an important contribution to aesthetics and the theory of literature. The author analyses in detail how the reader responds to literature and how he begins to evaluate it. Mr Olsen characterizes literature as an institution and thus forges links with contemporary philosophy which sees all human action as ordered and defined by social institutions.
Keywords Literature Philosophy  Literature Aesthetics  Criticism
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Call number PN45.O47
ISBN(s) 0521217318   0521316316   9780521316316   9780521217316
DOI 10.2307/2219501
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