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Literary darwinism


a school of literary criticism in search of innate patterns of human behavior; a manner of looking at a literary text keeping in mind that humans behave in certain universal ways

Literary Darwinists look at child bearing and rearing, efforts to acquire resources (money, property, influence) and competition and cooperation within families and communities.


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