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Alexander A. Potebnja’s Psycholinguistic Theory of Literature

A Metacritical Inquiry

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$20.95 • £16.95 • €19.00

ISBN 9780916458164

Publication Date: 06/20/1988

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  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Essential Being of the Work of Poetic Art
    • Epistemological Constraints
    • The Work of Poetic Art as Activity
    • The Work of Poetic Art as Narration
    • The Work of Poetic Art as Teleologically Charged Form
    • The Word as an Analogue of the Work of Poetic Art
    • The Conceptual Ambivalence of Potebnja’s Ontology
    • Conclusion
  • 2. The Structure of the Work of Poetic Art
    • Structural Affinities between Language and the Work of Poetic Art
    • Structural Constituents of the Work of Poetic Art
    • The External Form
    • The Internal Form
    • The Content
    • Conclusion
  • 3. The Modality of Poetic Forms
    • Immanent Forms
    • Intentional Forms
    • The Fable
    • The Proverb
    • Fable and Proverb as Exempla of the Work of Poetic Art in General
    • Conclusion
  • 4. Functional Determination of the Work of Poetic Art
    • The Teleology of Poetic Images
    • Cognitive Function
    • Expressive Function
    • Auxiliary Functions
    • Criticism as a Mode of Cognition
    • Conclusion
  • 5. Potebnja’s Theory: Axiomatic System or a Set of Observational Propositions
    • Potebnja versus Potebnjanism
    • Potebnja and the Symbolists
    • The Formalist Response to Potebnja’s Theory
    • Potebnja and the Vagaries of Soviet Ideology
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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