By John G. Cawelti

ISBN-10: 0226098664

ISBN-13: 9780226098661

ISBN-10: 0226098672

ISBN-13: 9780226098678

In this primary normal concept for the research of renowned literary formulation, John G. Cawelti unearths the artistry that underlies the easiest in formulaic literature. Cawelti discusses such doubtless varied works as Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Dorothy Sayers's The 9 Tailors, and Owen Wister's The Virginian within the mild of his hypotheses concerning the cultural functionality of formulation literature. He describes crucial inventive features of well known formulation tales and the diversities among this literature and that typically categorised "high" or "serious" literature. He additionally defines the archetypal styles of experience, secret, romance, melodrama, and delusion, and gives a tentative account in their foundation in human psychology.

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