Systems theory as an approach to the study of literature : origins and functions of literature

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Authors
Sadowski, Piotr
Issue Date
1999
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The Edwin Mellen Press
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Abstract
This text offers an alternative account of literary reception as communications-based. It seeks an alternative to post-Saussurean theories of language and discourse. The author makes a case for literature as a form of purposive human action in a world that is open to rational enquiry.