Theorist of modern novel

Ernst Mach argued that the mind had a fundamental structure, and that subjective experience was based on the interplay of parts of the mind in The Science of Mechanics The Country and the City.

Boston: Beacon Press, Said, Edward. Specific theories are distinguished not only by their methods and conclusions, but even by how they create meaning in a " text ". His approach, laid out in his Anatomy of Criticismwas explicitly structuralist, relying on the assumption of an intertextual "order of words" and universality of certain structural types.

Selden and Widdowson use the sign system of traffic lights as an example. While "Postcolonial Criticism" emerged in the historical moment following the collapse of the modern colonial empires, the increasing globalization of culture, including the neo-colonialism of multinational capitalism, suggests a continued relevance for this field of inquiry.

Literary language, partly by calling attention to itself as language, estranged the reader from the familiar and made fresh the experience of daily life.

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Eliot 's The Waste Land were increasingly self-aware, introspective, and explored the darker aspects of human nature.

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Introduction to Modern Literary Theory