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Theory of Prose (Russian Literature) Paperback – 1 April 1993

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A rambling, digressive stylist, Shklovsky throws off brilliant apercus on every page.... Like an architect's blueprint, it lays bare the joists and studs that hold up the house of fiction.--Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World

This 1929 book by one of the founding fathers of Russian formalism is one of the most important works in the history of literary theory.--Choice

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Viktor Shklovsky (1893-1984) was an originator and leading theoretician of the Russian Formalist school, and was also active in films and children's literature. Several of his books are available from Dalkey Archive Press, among them "Sentimental Journey," "Third Factory," and "Zoo, or Letters Not about Love."

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