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The literary fallacy.

Bernard Augustine De Voto

The literary fallacy.

by Bernard Augustine De Voto

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Published by Little, Brown and Company in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS221 .D4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination6 p. l., [3]-175 p.
    Number of Pages175
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6464887M
    LC Control Number44003169
    OCLC/WorldCa1576798

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The Literary Fallacy book. The literary fallacy. book Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.4/5. SUPPORT LARB. The Los Angeles Review of Books is a (c)(3) nonprofit.

Help us create the kind of literary community you’ve always dreamed of. Red Herring Definition. Red herring is a kind of fallacy that is an irrelevant topic introduced in an argument to divert the attention of listeners or readers from the original issue.

In literature, this fallacy is often used in detective or suspense novels to mislead readers or characters, or to induce them to make false conclusions.

The Literary Fallacy Hardcover – by BERNARD. DEVOTO (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ $ Hardcover $ 7 Used from $ 1 New from $ The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more.

Author: BERNARD. DEVOTO. DeVoto published The Literary Fallacy in (Fred Siegel, writing in COMMENTARY two years ago, called it DeVoto’s most important book, despite a Pulitzer Prize in history for Across the Wide Missouri and a National Book Award for The Course of Empire.) To the literary way of thinking, DeVoto said.

Intentional fallacy, term used in 20th-century literary criticism to describe the problem inherent in trying to judge a work of art by assuming the intent or purpose of the artist who created it.

Introduced by W.K. Wimsatt, Jr., and Monroe C. Beardsley in The Verbal Icon (), the approach was a. The origin of the term ‘pathetic fallacy’ has been credited to British critic John Ruskin, who introduced and explained it in his book, Modern ic fallacy, according to Ruskin, was a depiction of ’emotional falseness’, or false emotions that are experienced when someone’s perception about an animate or inanimate thing is highly influenced by heightened emotions.

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: De Voto, Bernard Augustine, Literary fallacy. Port Washington, N.Y. Logic and Literary Argument.

This web page addresses some of the most important questions about the use of logic in literary argument. Key terms in what follows include argument, logic, circular reasoning, intentional fallacy, biographical fallacy, syllogism, true, false, valid, invalid, fallacy, premise, enthymeme, evidentiary fallacy, hyprspecificity, and straw man.

The biographical fallacy is a term used in cultural criticism to critique the view that works of creative art, literature or music can be interpreted as reflections of the life of their authors.

Along with the intentional fallacy, the term was introduced by exponents of the New Criticism who wished to emphasise that artworks should be interpreted and assessed as constructed. In literary theory and aesthetics, authorial intent refers to an author 's intent as it is encoded in their work.

Authorial intentionalism is the view, according to which an author's intentions should constrain the ways in which it is properly interpreted. 1 Literary theory. New Criticism. Psychoanalytic criticism. This book explores the logic and historical origins of a strange taboo that has haunted literary critics since the s, keeping them from referring to the intentions of authors without apology.

The taboo was enforced by a seminal article, “The Intentional Fallacy,” and it deepened during the era of poststructuralist theory.5/5(1). Affective fallacy, according to the followers of New Criticism, the misconception that arises from judging a poem by the emotional effect that it produces in the concept of affective fallacy is a direct attack on impressionistic criticism, which argues that the reader’s response to a poem is the ultimate indication of its value.

Those who support the affective criterion for. Pathetic Fallacy Definition. Pathetic fallacy is a literary device wherein the author attributes human emotions and traits to nature or inanimate objects. For example, the following descriptions.

although the naturalistic fallacy fallacy would falsely declare such an inference invalid. Naturalistic fallacy fallacy is a type of argument from fallacy.; Straw man fallacy – an argument based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position, especially to attack a weaker version of it rather than the argument actually presented.

Also known as the weak man fallacy. At bottom was what he called, when he published the lectures in book form one year later, The Literary Fallacy.

This is the mistake of believing that experience can be absorbed, both understood and expressed, wholly in literature; and in literature, moreover, which is reduced to belles-lettres (prose fiction, poetry, drama, and literary criticism). So ‘pathetic fallacy’ is about falsely attributing human emotions to things which cannot possibly experience those emotions.

The person responsible for coining the phrase ‘pathetic fallacy’ was the noted Victorian art critic John Ruskin (), in. Gretchen Koss and Meghan Walker have a combined total of nearly 40 years experience in book publishing.

We have worked with debut authors and repeat bestsellers on nearly every kind of book imaginable—commercial and literary fiction and story collections; celebrity bios; memoirs; advice and self-help; and narrative non-fiction including history and politics. Pathetic fallacy is used to describe the attribution of human emotions and actions onto non-human things found in nature, specifically within poetic descriptions.

The literary device is a kind of personification that is focused much more closely on the poet’s own emotional state and that which they are describing. Each fallacy has just one page of exposition, and so the terseness of the prose is intentional. Reading about things that one should not do is actually a useful learning experience.

In his book, On Writing, Stephen King writes: “One learns most clearly what not to do by reading bad prose.” He describes his experience of reading a.This book explores the logic and historical origins of a strange taboo that has haunted literary critics since the s, keeping them from referring to the intentions of authors without apology.

The taboo was enforced by a seminal article, “The Intentional Fallacy,” and it deepened during the era of poststructuralist theory.The Reviewer’s Fallacy is a different sort of phenomenon, less premeditated than baked into today’s critical enterprise.

One of the root causes stems from Sturgeon’s law, named after its.