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Practical criticism a study of literary judgment by I. A. Richards

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Published by Harcourt, Brace and Co., Routledge and Kegan Paul in New York, London .
Written in English


  • Poetry -- History and criticism.,
  • Criticism.

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Edition Notes

pp. 367-[372] inserted as appendices.

Statementby I. A. Richards.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 375 p. ;
Number of Pages375
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22355616M

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