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

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

Label
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
Creator
Author
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"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ley, James
Dewey number
801/.950941
Index
index present
LC call number
PR63
LC item number
.L49 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criticism
  • Literature
  • Social change in literature
  • Social values in literature
  • Critics
  • Critics
  • Critics
  • Literature and society
  • 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
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- A degree of insanity : Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) -- Fire from the flint : William Hazlitt (1778-1830) -- A Thyesteän banquet of clap-trap : Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) -- The principles of modern heresy : T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) -- 'I do like the West and wish it would stop declining' : Lionel Trilling (1905-1975) -- The secular wood : James Wood (1965- ) -- Postscript
Control code
849207734
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781623563738
Lccn
2013049425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)849207734
Label
The critic in the modern world : public criticism from Samuel Johnson to James Wood, James Ley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- A degree of insanity : Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) -- Fire from the flint : William Hazlitt (1778-1830) -- A Thyesteän banquet of clap-trap : Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) -- The principles of modern heresy : T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) -- 'I do like the West and wish it would stop declining' : Lionel Trilling (1905-1975) -- The secular wood : James Wood (1965- ) -- Postscript
Control code
849207734
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781623563738
Lccn
2013049425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)849207734

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