This work is a critical evaluation of the concepts of convention and innovation as applied in the study of changing literary values, hierarchies and canons. Two approaches are analyzed: (1) the linking of convention and the subject's awareness of convention, and (2) systems theory. The merits of both approaches are discussed and an attempt is made to combine them and to regard systems of literary communication primarily as systems of conventions. Specific cases of changing conventions and innovation are illustrated with examples from the field of versification (Rimbaud), reception studies (Puskin, Goethe, George Eliot), the dichotomy of forgetting/remembering (Nietzsche, Proust), avant-garde, the American dream, and popular genres assimilated in Postmodernism.
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Book Description BENJAMINS, JOHN, AMSTERDAM, 1989. Enc. original de tapa dura. Book Condition: NUEVO / NEW. 1ª edicion. D'HAEN, T. / R. GRUEBEL / H. LETHEN, EDS. CONVENTION AND INNOVATION IN LITERATURE [HARDBACK]. AMSTERDAM, 1989, xxii 434 p. Encuadernacion original. Nuevo. Bookseller Inventory # 234270
Book Description John Benjamins Pub Co, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 9.00x6.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __9027222096
Book Description John Benjamins Pub Co, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX9027222096
Book Description John Benjamins Publishing Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1989. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. New Excellent Book. Bookseller Inventory # 001202