Bucknell University Press, April 1997. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #147465
During the nineteenth century, the positivists attempted to turn literary criticism into an exact science explaining the esthetics and social context of literature without recourse to subjective reactions. Catherine LeGouis examines the works of three positivist critics--Emile Hennequin, Dmitrii Pisarev, and Wilhelm Scherer.
In dust jacket.