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The beauty of inflections : literary investigations in historical method and theory

Author: Jerome J McGann
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays written between 1977 and 1983 which explores the fault-lines that mark the various kinds of ahistorical literary studies from the New Criticism to Post-structuralism and which  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McGann, Jerome J.
Beauty of inflections.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)654335134
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome J McGann
ISBN: 0198117302 9780198117308 0198117507 9780198117506
OCLC Number: 11519669
Description: x, 352 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Keats and the historical method in literary criticism --
2. Textual studies and practical criticism: The monks and the giants: textual and biographical studies and the interpretation of literary works --
Shall these bones live? --
The text, the poem, and the problem of historical method --
3. Interpretation and critical history: The ancient mariner: the meaning of the meanings --
Tennyson and the histories of criticism --
4. Problems of canon and periodization: Christina Rossetti's poems: a new edition and a revaluation --
The religious poetry of Christina Rossetti --
5. Literature and the critique of history: The book of Byron and the book of the world --
The anachronism of George Crabbe --
Rome and its romantic significance --
Conclusion: Imaginative belief and critical commitment.
Responsibility: Jerome J. McGann.

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