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ALBERT B. CASUGA, a Philippine-born writer, lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, where he continues to write poetry, fiction, and criticism after his retirement from teaching and serving as an elected member of his region's school board. He was nominated to the Mississauga Arts Council Literary Awards in 2007. A graduate of the Royal and Pontifical University of St. Thomas (now University of Santo Tomas, Manila. Literature and English, magna cum laude), he taught English and Literature (Criticism, Theory, and Creative Writing) at the Philippines' De La Salle University and San Beda College. He has authored books of poetry, short stories, literary theory and criticism. He has won awards for his works in Canada, the U.S.A., and the Philippines. His latest work, A Theory of Echoes and Other Poems was published February 2009 by the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House. His fiction and poetry were published by online literary journals Asia Writes and Coastal Poems recently. He was a Fellow at the 1972 Silliman University Writers Workshop, Philippines. As a journalist, he worked with the United Press International and wrote an art column for the defunct Philippines Herald.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

PART 7: MAJOR ART MOVEMENTS THAT INFLUENCED LITERARY STYLE AND TECHNIQUE

Major Art Movements Which Have Influenced Literary Style and Technique : Realism, Naturalism, Impressionism, Surrealism, and Stream-of-Consciousness

Since critical norms governing style and technique vary according to the peculiar emphases of artistic movements, it would be wise for the literary critic to acquaint himself with the characteristics of the major --- if not all --- artistic movements. These characteristics will more or less define the particular qualities peculiar to what is considered as “good art” or formally excellent objects of art in any given period of artistic development.

It is the student’s familiarity with the literary practices of these movements which would lead him to the formulation of his conclusions on the literary norms governing the literature of that time.

The following are capsule discussions of five major literary movements which have influenced modern literature considerably. They are included here as a reference material and hopefully a springboard for further research on the part of the reader.

(The following pages Pages 238 to 260 have been reproduced from A. B. Casuga’s The Aesthetics of Literature, a collection of lectures on Aesthetics, Literary Theory and Criticism)

REALISM


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THIS CONCLUDES THE DISCUSSION OF A THEORY OF LITERARY CRITICISM (CRITICISM OF STYLE AND TECHNQUE).
THE FINAL SERIES WILL BE ON THE THIRD LEVEL OF LITERARY APPRECIATION --- EVALUATION IN AN EMPIRICALLY-BASED APPRECIATION OF LITERATURE.
HOW VALUABLE IS THE PIECE OF LITERATURE TO THE READER?

1 comment:

features/rosie said...

Thanks Sir Albert. You always make my day happy. BUT... I haven't bought my ink yet. I pray this week, I'll get one so I could print everything and read and make notes anywhere. Wow, you are really brilliant - I can't express the right words for you. Actually - I haven't read all the postings, but I'm always scanning it from time to time. May GOD bless you for all the good and beautiful things you share to us.

You inspire me so much...

And may GOD send more holy workers like you

Smile and good day Sir!

My respect and love and prayers
In St Hannibal,
Rose