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This is an encyclopedic dictionary of just about four hundred vital philosophical, literary, and political phrases and ideas that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and tradition to a different. Drawn from greater than a dozen languages, phrases akin to Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato
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Methuen, London [first published 1949] Shklovsky, Viktor (1965) ‘Art as Technique’. Reis (eds), Russian Formalist Criticism: Four Essays, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, pp. W. K. (1954) The Verbal Icon, University of Kentucky Press, Lexington 26 2 CRITICISM CHRISTOPHER NORRIS INTRODUCTION It seems to me that a good way of grasping what is involved in recent literarycritical debates is to go right back to one of their major sources in Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise (1670). This work raises all the relevant issues and does so, moreover, in a context of highly charged political and ideological argument which resembles our own at numerous points.
In all of them, the reference is to a world of fiction, of imagination. The statements in a novel, in a poem, or in a drama are not literally true; they are not logical propositions. There is a central and important difference between a statement, even in a historical novel or a novel by Balzac which seems to convey ‘information’ about actual happenings, and the same information appearing in a book of history or sociology. (Wellek and Warren, 1963, p. 125) The key terms are ‘fiction’ and ‘imagination’, apparently used synonymously.
Those critics who are more concerned with narrative genres will foreground ‘fiction’, those specializing in verse will stress ‘expression’ or ‘verbal patterning’; some will value ‘realism’, ‘particularity’, ‘verisimilitude’, others prefer to think of ‘Literature’ as conveying abstract, ‘universal’ ‘truths’. Such differences are not surprising, given the complex history of literary theory and of the cultural institution of ‘Literature’, not to mention the wide spectrum of genres and modes of discourse 12 LITERATURE that ‘Literature’ is supposed to include.