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This text discusses what Northrop Frye sees as the four main approaches to criticism: the historical, ethical, archetypical and rhetorical. By employing examples of world literature from throughout history, Frye reconceived literary criticism as a total history rather than linear progression.

Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays 2007, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780802092724



Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays 2000, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691069999

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Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays 1990, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140124804

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