Art as Device (1917)
"Art is thinking in images." This maxim, which even high school students parrot, is nevertheless
the starting point for the erudite philologist who is beginning to put together some kind of
systematic literary theory.
The End of History?
Francis Fukuyama*, The National Interest, Summer 1989
In watching the flow of events over the past decade or so, it is hard to avoid
the feeling that something very fundamental has happened in world history. The
past year has seen a fl
THE INTENTIONAL FALLACY
From The Verbal Icon: Studies in the Meaning of Poetry. W.K. Wimsatt, Jr., and
Monroe C. Beardsley. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1954.
THE CLAIM of the author's "intention" upon the critic's judgment has been