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Structuralism in Literature: An Introduction

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From time to time a current of thought sweeps through a culture and moves its most disparate elements in the same direction. Such a current is structuralism. Reacting against "modernist" alienation and fragmentation, it is an integrative and holistic way of looking at the world; it seeks reality not in individual things but in the relationships among them. Its aim, says Ro ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published 1975 by Yale University Press (first published 1974)
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Nov 29, 2015 rated it liked it
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Jeff Keehr
Jan 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Another required book for the Literary Theory class at Penn State.
Ian Caveny
In a day and age when the word "structuralism" is treated - inappropriately - with the same distrust as "Cartesian rationalism," it feels like Scholes' overview of the philosophical movement's influence on literary theory is much needed. To escape structuralism is a foolish gesture in the modern academy, as our post-structuralist and deconstructionist tendencies are founded in its premises.

Scholes provides a suitable backdrop for the important moments of the field: Piaget, Lévi-Strauss, the Russ
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Jere
Feb 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Introduction to structuralism. Many theories are brought up, but not dealt with in-depth.
Quite alright, although I was expecting more clear examples on how to use this theory on literature - of course, there were some, at least towards the end. Could have been executed in a more engaging way.
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