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date: 13 July 2024

Russian Formalism 

Source:
A Dictionary of Critical Theory
Author(s):

Ian Buchanan

One of the most influential literary critical movements of the 20th century. Speaking very generally, Russian Formalism as a critical movement was interested in identifying the specific quality of language use that separated the literary text from the non-literary text. Their approach was scientific inasmuch as they thought it was possible to establish what it is precisely that distinguishes ordinary usages of language from the poetic. Unlike the later ... ...

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