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Why literature matters

Why literature matters

theories and functions of literature

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Published by Winter in Heidelberg .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.,
  • Literature -- Philosophy.,
  • Criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Rüdiger Ahrens, Laurenz Volkmann.
    SeriesAnglistische Forschungen ;, Bd. 241, Anglistische Forschungen ;, Heft 241.
    ContributionsAhrens, Rüdiger, 1939-, Volkmann, Laurenz.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN441 .W49 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 424 p. :
    Number of Pages424
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL589812M
    ISBN 103825304094
    LC Control Number96180727

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