From time to time a current of thought sweeps through a culture and moves its most disparate elements in the same direction. Such a current is structuralism. Reacting against "modernist" alienation and fragmentation, it is an integrative and holistic way of looking at the world; it seeks reality not in individual things but in the relationships among them. Its aim, says Robert Scholes, is nothing less than the unification of all the sciences into a new system of belief. The impact of structuralism on literature and literary ...

Structuralism in Literature: An Introduction 1975, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300018509

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Structuralism in Literature: An Introduction 1974, Yale University Press

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