genetic criticism

The whole operation [critique génétique] is best described as “genetic” criticism, for it is concerned with literary genesis (even though the term implies a kind of teleology), the whole process of giving birth to the text when finally the obstetrician takes over from the geneticist, to recall a nice distinction Guy Rosa has a good deal of telling fun with.

(Bowman 1990, 628)

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