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The nature of literary criticism

Elton, Oliver

The nature of literary criticism

a lecture given in the University of Manchester on the Ludwig Mond Foundation, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 1935

by Elton, Oliver

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Published by Manchester University Press in [Manchester] .
Written in English

  • Criticism.,
  • Poetry.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Oliver Elton, LITT. D.
    SeriesManchester University lectures., no. 32
    LC ClassificationsPN85 .E6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination26 p., 1 l.
    Number of Pages26
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6335021M
    LC Control Number36007449

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