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“Conditional truth” – essay as a literary genre


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Oblučar, Branislav. (2014). “Conditional truth” – essay as a literary genre. Umjetnost riječi : časopis za znanost o književnosti, 58(1). pp. 75-90. ISSN 0503-1853

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The paper discusses essay as a literary genre. Scholars writing about essay (Adorno, Epstein, Solar, Gaudes and Louette, etc.) try to emphasise those points which indicate a specific structure of essay-type discourse and its relationship with, on the one hand, literary genres and, on the other, philosophy. Further discussion focuses on juxtaposing essay and rhetoric, i.e. the way in which essay negates and revives rhetorical procedures, as well as on a complicated relationship between essay and poetry. Accordingly, essay seems to be a genre whose function is cognitive and whose reasoning is defined by means of expression, i.e. style which is the basis of the literariness of the genre.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: essay, literature, genre, style, philosophy, rhetoric, poetry.
Subjects: Comparative literature
Departments: Department of Comparative Literature
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 08:25
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2018 08:25

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