Practical Criticism

Author: I. A Richards

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Practical Criticism

A Study of Literary Judgment

Author: Ivor Armstrong Richards

Publisher: Harvest Books


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

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Presents a theoretical framework and methodological approach for the practice and teaching of modern literary criticism, based on an analysis of varied responses to thirteen different poems

Practical Criticism

A Study of Literary Judgment

Author: I. A. Richards



Category: Criticism

Page: 370

View: 855

Practical criticism

a study of literary judgment

Author: Ivor Armstrong Richards



Category: Poetry

Page: 375

View: 317

The Geoffrey Hartman Reader

Author: Geoffrey H. Hartman

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 468

View: 336

Geoffrey Hartman is a pivotal figure in twentieth-century literary thinking, especially in literary theory and its transformation into such fields as Holocauststudies, trauma studies, and work on witnessing and testimony. The essays inthis reader, preceded by an important autobiographical introduction, presentthe full range of Hartman's interests, which cover almost the entire field ofcontemporary literature and culture-from poetry through psychoanalysisand trauma studies to midrash and the media revolution.Throughout his career, starting with his earliest books on Romantic literature, Hartman has interrogated the possibility of a healing culture of vision, one thatcould travel from one civilization to another and could satisfy safely rather thanexacerbate self-destructively the repetitive human drive to reverse time andexact apocalyptic vengeance.

Consuming Pleasures

Intellectuals and Popular Culture in the Postwar World

Author: Daniel Horowitz

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press


Category: History

Page: 504

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How is it that American intellectuals, who had for 150 years worried about the deleterious effects of affluence, more recently began to emphasize pleasure, playfulness, and symbolic exchange as the essence of a vibrant consumer culture? The New York intellectuals of the 1930s rejected any serious or analytical discussion, let alone appreciation, of popular culture, which they viewed as morally questionable. Beginning in the 1950s, however, new perspectives emerged outside and within the United States that challenged this dominant thinking. Consuming Pleasures reveals how a group of writers shifted attention from condemnation to critical appreciation, critiqued cultural hierarchies and moralistic approaches, and explored the symbolic processes by which individuals and groups communicate. Historian Daniel Horowitz traces the emergence of these new perspectives through a series of intellectual biographies. With writers and readers from the United States at the center, the story begins in Western Europe in the early 1950s and ends in the early 1970s, when American intellectuals increasingly appreciated the rich inventiveness of popular culture. Drawing on sources both familiar and newly discovered, this transnational intellectual history plays familiar works off each other in fresh ways. Among those whose work is featured are Jürgen Habermas, Roland Barthes, Umberto Eco, Walter Benjamin, C. L. R. James, David Riesman and Marshall McLuhan, Richard Hoggart, members of London's Independent Group, Stuart Hall, Paddy Whannel, Tom Wolfe, Herbert Gans, Susan Sontag, Reyner Banham, and Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.

Great Shakespeareans Set III

Author: Adrian Poole

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1120

View: 275

Great Shakespeareans presents a systematic account of those figures who have had the greatest influence on the interpretation, understanding and cultural reception of Shakespeare, both nationally and internationally. This major project offers an unprecedented scholarly analysis of the contribution made by the most important Shakespearean critics, editors, actors and directors as well as novelists, poets, composers, and thinkers from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. An essential resource for students and scholars in Shakespeare studies.

A Rhetoric of Irony

Author: Wayne C. Booth

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

View: 565

Excerpts from works by Defoe, Beckett, and other writings illuminated the progresses by which individuals perceive, interpret, and communicate deliberately ironic statements in speed and writing

A Dictionary of Narratology

Author: Gerald Prince

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 126

View: 409

History, literature, religion, myth, film, psychology, theory, and daily conversation all rely heavily on narrative. Cutting across many disciplines, narratology describes and analyzes the language of narrative with its regularly recurring patterns, deeply established conventions for transmission, and interpretive codes, whether in novels, cartoons, or case studies. ø Indispensable to writers, critics, and scholars in many fields, A Dictionary of Narratology provides quick and reliable access to terms and concepts that are defined, illustrated, and cross-referenced. All entries are keyed to articles or books in which the terms originated or are exemplified. This revised edition contains additional entries and updates some existing ones.