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Cleanth Brooks and the rise of modern criticism

Author: Mark Royden Winchell
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1996.
Series: Minds of the new South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During a career that spanned sixty years, Cleanth Brooks was involved in most of the major controversies facing the humanities from the 1930s until his death in 1994. He was arguably the most important American literary critic of the mid-twentieth century. Because it is impossible to understand modern literary criticism apart from Cleanth Brooks, or Cleanth Brooks apart from modern literary criticism, Mark Royden  Read more...
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Named Person: Cleanth Brooks; Cleanth Brooks; Cleanth Brooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Royden Winchell
ISBN: 081391647X 9780813916477
OCLC Number: 33442935
Description: xiii, 510 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. To Nashville and beyond (1906-32) --
The road to Nashville --
The campfire still glowing --
Tinkum --
A reb at Oxford --
pt. 2. The old war skule (1932-42) --
Baton Rouge --
The left bank of the Mississippi --
The confederacy of letters --
An extended family --
pt. 3. A new criticism (1936-47) --
What is poetry? --
The man who knew MacArthur --
The mating dance --
The interior life of the poem --
pt. 4. South of Boston (1947-64) --
A Connecticut yankee --
The backlash --
The squire of Northford --
A postage stamp of soil --
pt. 5. A moveable feast (1964-85) --
Albion revisited --
The attack on Tory formalism --
A place to come to --
Claiming criticism --
pt. 6. Toward sunset (1985-94) --
Ogden street --
April is the cruellest month.
Series Title: Minds of the new South.
Responsibility: Mark Royden Winchell.

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An account of the influence of Cleanth Brooks, a literary critic, and a survey of literary criticism in 20th-century America. The book explains how Brooks helped to steer literacy study away from  Read more...

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