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Critics of Consciousness

The Existential Structures of Literature

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$65.00 • €48.00

ISBN 9780674492967

Publication Date: 01/01/1968

281 pages


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The criticism of consciousness centered in Geneva is at the opposite pole from the traditional criticism readily recognized in the United States and Great Britain. Rejecting formal, objective textual analysis, these critics, most of them French, advocate a systematically empathetic reading: a literary work is an "act" or "experience," not an object. In her study, Sarah Lawall examines the contributions of Marcel Raymond, Albert Beguin, Georges Poulet, Jean-Pierre Richard, Jean Starobinski, Jean Rousset, Maurice Blanchot, and J. Hillis Miller.

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