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Glossary of Literary Theory
by Greig E. Henderson and Christopher Brown


The promotion, enhancement, or privileging of some key aspect of literary or theoretical analysis. For example, the New Critics valorize the autonomous literary object, whereas deconstructionists valorize the limitless free play of the system of signs

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