Literary Meaning

Reclaiming the Study of Literature

Authors: Harris, Wendall V.

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Today's student of literature is faced with an overwhelming variety of critical approaches. The need to evaluate their usefulness in furthering our understanding of literature is therefore a growing concern. In Literary Meaning, Wendell V. Harris explores the fallacies behind the fashionable hermeticism that insists that the meaning of a text is indeterminate and divides language from any reality beyond itself. Harris then puts forward a powerful case for the return to hermeneutics, in which an understanding of the author's intended meaning is the first step in reading, and at the same time insists upon the hollowness of the current mode of professionalism in literature departments. Set to provoke fierce debate, this controversial book will become essential reading for all those involved in literary criticism.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Literary Meaning
Book Subtitle
Reclaiming the Study of Literature
Authors
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Wendell V. Harris
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-24412-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-24412-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-64015-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 240
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