Leitch, Introduction to Theory and Criticism, (pp. 1-7)
Plato, from The Republic and Phaedrus (41-83)
Aristotle, Poetics (83-114)
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Horace, Ars Poetica (119-133)
Augustine of Hippo, from On Christian Teaching (154162)
Giovanni Boccaccio, from Genealogy of the Gentle
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Christine de Pizan, from a letter to Jean de
Montreuil and The Book of the City of Ladies
Sir Philip Sydney, from The Defence of Poesy
Pierre Corneille, from Of the Three Unities of
Action, Time, and Place (28
Alexander Pope, from An Essay on Criticism (346-362)
Samuel Johnson, from Preface to Shakespeare (373-386)
David Hume, from Of the Standard of Taste (388-405)
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Germaine Necker de Stael, from Essay on Fictions and On
Women Writers (504-520)
William Wordsworth, Preface to Lyrical Ballads (556-579)
Percy Bysshe Shelley, from A Defence of Poetry (591-613)
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Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (647-655, 657-671)
Matthew Arnold, from The Function of Criticism at the Present Time (691-714)
Henry James, The Art of Fiction (740-759)
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