A psychological approach to literary criticism
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A psychological approach to literary criticism by Norman R. F. Maier

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Published by Folcroft Library Editions in [Folcroft, Pa.] .
Written in English


  • Criticism -- Psychological aspects.,
  • Literature -- Psychology.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Norman R. F. Maier and H. Willard Reninger.
ContributionsReninger, Harry Willard, 1900- joint author.
LC ClassificationsPN81 .M36 1972
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 154 p.
Number of Pages154
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5338205M
LC Control Number72191682

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