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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 77. What Are Literary and Form Criticism?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44939


The “world” that interests literary critics is the imaginative world created by the text, not the world in which the writer lived. Form criticism tends to leave aside pre-textual interests and focuses on the text itself—its form, structure, and possible genres.

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