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By John G. Cawelti

In this primary basic idea for the research of well known literary formulation, John G. Cawelti unearths the artistry that underlies the simplest in formulaic literature. Cawelti discusses such doubtless diversified works as Mario Puzo's The Godfather, Dorothy Sayers's The 9 Tailors, and Owen Wister's The Virginian within the gentle of his hypotheses concerning the cultural functionality of formulation literature. He describes crucial inventive features of well known formulation tales and the diversities among this literature and that in general categorized "high" or "serious" literature. He additionally defines the archetypal styles of experience, secret, romance, melodrama, and fable, and gives a tentative account in their foundation in human psychology.

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