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The Resource The critic in the modern world : public criticism from Samuel Johnson to James Wood, James Ley, (electronic resource)

The critic in the modern world : public criticism from Samuel Johnson to James Wood, James Ley, (electronic resource)

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The critic in the modern world : public criticism from Samuel Johnson to James Wood
Title
The critic in the modern world
Title remainder
public criticism from Samuel Johnson to James Wood
Statement of responsibility
James Ley
Title variation
Public criticism from Samuel Johnson to James Wood
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Critic in the Modern World explores the work of six influential literary critics--Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, Matthew Arnold, T.S. Eliot, Lionel Trilling and James Wood--each of whom occupies a distinct historical moment. It considers how these representative critics have constructed their public personae, the kinds of arguments they have used, and their core principles and philosophies. Spanning three hundred years of cultural history, The Critic in the Modern World considers the various ways in which literary critics have positioned themselves in relation to the modern tradition of descriptive criticism. In providing a lucid account of each critic's core principles and philosophies, it considers the role of the literary critic as a public figure, interpreting him as someone who is compelled to address the wider issues of individualism and the social implications of the democratising, secularising, liberalising forces of modernity"--
  • "Explores the work of six influential literary critics, across three centuries, in order to consider the role of the literary critic as a public figure"--
  • "The Critic in the Modern World explores the work of six influential literary critics--Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, Matthew Arnold, T.S. Eliot, Lionel Trilling and James Wood--each of whom occupies a distinct historical moment. It considers how these representative critics have constructed their public personae, the kinds of arguments they have used, and their core principles and philosophies. Spanning three hundred years of cultural history, The Critic in the Modern World considers the various ways in which literary critics have positioned themselves in relation to the modern tradition of descriptive criticism. In providing a lucid account of each critic's core principles and philosophies, it considers the role of the literary critic as a public figure, interpreting him as someone who is compelled to address the wider issues of individualism and the social implications of the democratising, secularising, liberalising forces of modernity"--
  • "Explores the work of six influential literary critics, across three centuries, in order to consider the role of the literary critic as a public figure"--
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1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ley, James
Dewey number
801/.950941
LC call number
PR63
LC item number
.L49 2014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criticism
  • Literature
  • Social change in literature
  • Social values in literature
  • Critics
  • Critics
  • Critics
  • Literature and society
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
Label
The critic in the modern world : public criticism from Samuel Johnson to James Wood, James Ley, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-230) and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction1. A Degree of Insanity: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)2. Fire from the Flint: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)3. A Thyestea;n Banquet of Clap-Trap: Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)4. The Principles of Modern Heresy: T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)5. 'I do like the West and wish it would stop declining': Lionel Trilling (1905-1975)6. The Secular Wood: James Wood (1965- )PostscriptBibliographyIndex
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction1. A Degree of Insanity: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)2. Fire from the Flint: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)3. A Thyestea;n Banquet of Clap-Trap: Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)4. The Principles of Modern Heresy: T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)5. 'I do like the West and wish it would stop declining': Lionel Trilling (1905-1975)6. The Secular Wood: James Wood (1965- )PostscriptBibliographyIndex
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001181279
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781623569310
Isbn Type
(PB)
Lccn
2013049425
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001181279
Label
The critic in the modern world : public criticism from Samuel Johnson to James Wood, James Ley, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-230) and index
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction1. A Degree of Insanity: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)2. Fire from the Flint: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)3. A Thyestea;n Banquet of Clap-Trap: Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)4. The Principles of Modern Heresy: T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)5. 'I do like the West and wish it would stop declining': Lionel Trilling (1905-1975)6. The Secular Wood: James Wood (1965- )PostscriptBibliographyIndex
  • Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction1. A Degree of Insanity: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)2. Fire from the Flint: William Hazlitt (1778-1830)3. A Thyestea;n Banquet of Clap-Trap: Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)4. The Principles of Modern Heresy: T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)5. 'I do like the West and wish it would stop declining': Lionel Trilling (1905-1975)6. The Secular Wood: James Wood (1965- )PostscriptBibliographyIndex
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001181279
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781623569310
Isbn Type
(PB)
Lccn
2013049425
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001181279

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