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Genres in Discourse
A collection in translation of recent essays by one of the most eminent contemporary literary critics concentrates on defining
Paperback, 136 pages
Published August 31st 1990 by Cambridge University Press
(first published 1978)
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Oct 12, 2014 Alejandro rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone working on marginal lit of any kind (specifically genre lit)
Yet again, Todorov is eminently readable. Two specific highlights are "The Origin of Genres" and "The Limits of Edgar Poe." Concise, clean, and incisive, Todorov manages to pack more meaning into a 10- or 12-page essay than most of his critical interlocutors can do in thrice the amount. His theoretical approach is equally fascinating. He often pursues a single question about the nature of genre or a characterization of an author and fearlessly follows it through its various permutations, often c ...more
In Bulgarian Цветан Тодоров. Todorov is a Franco-Bulgarian historian, philosopher and literary theoretician. Among his most influential works is his theory on the fantastic, the uncanny and marvellous.More about Tzvetan Todorov...