The Cognition of the Literary Work of Art

October 30, 2020
The Cognition of the Literary Work of Art

This long-awaited translation of Das literarische Kunstwerkmakes available for the first time in English Roman Ingarden'sinfluential study. Though it is inter-disciplinary in scope,situated as it is on the borderlines of ontology and logic,philosophy of literature and theory of language, Ingarden's workhas a deliberately narrow focus: the literary work, its structureand mode of existence.The Literary Word of Art establishes thegroundwork for a philosophy of literature, i.e., an ontology interms of which the basic general structure of all lliterary workscan be determined. This "essential anatomy" makes basic tools andconcepts available for rigorous and subtle aesthetic analysis.