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The Literary Discipline John Erskine

The Literary Discipline

John Erskine

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ISBN : 9780836912579
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The tittle of this book will disclose at once the critical theory underlying these essays- they are studies in the discipline which literature imposes on those who cultivate it as art, and their doctrine is that language as a medium of expression hasMoreThe tittle of this book will disclose at once the critical theory underlying these essays- they are studies in the discipline which literature imposes on those who cultivate it as art, and their doctrine is that language as a medium of expression has certain limitations which the writer must respect, and that the psychology of his audience limits him also in what he must say, if he would gain a wide hearing and keep it. Contents: decency in literature- originality in literature- cult of the natural and contemporary- characters proper to literature.