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Debating the canon : a reader from Addison to Nafisi

Author: Lee Morrissey
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Over the past two decades, the debate over the 'Great Books' has been one of the key public controversies concerning the cultural content of higher education. Therefore, this collection places the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Morrissey
ISBN: 1403968187 9781403968180 1403968209 9781403968203
OCLC Number: 60373744
Description: v, 314 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: "The Canon Brawl: Arguments over the Canon" / Lee Morrissey --
from The Tatler, No. 108 (Thursday, December 15, to Saturday, December 17, 1709) / Joseph Addison (1672-1719) --
from "Of the Standard of Taste," Essays (1757) / David Hume (1711-1776) --
from "Preface to the Plays of William Shakespeare" (1765) / Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) --
"Why not all agree, as you can all read the book?" from a speech to the Boston Missionary Society (1828) / Red Jacket (c.1750-1830) --
from "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time," Essays in Criticism (1865) / Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) --
"Tradition and the Individual Talent," The Sacred Wood (1919) / T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) --
from Mass Civilization and Minority Culture (1933) / F.R. Leavis (1895-1978) --
"Reading and the Growth of the Mind," How to Read a Book (1940) / Mortimer J. Adler (1902-2001) --
from "Odysseus' Scar," Mimesis (1946; trans. 1953) / Erich Auerbach (1892-1957) --
from "Persecution and the Art of Writing," Persecution and the Art of Writing (1952) / Leo Strauss (1899-1973) --
from "On National Culture," Wretched of the Earth (1961) / Theodor Adorno (1903-1969) --
from "Commitment: The Politics of Autonomous Art," New Left Review (1962) / Theodor Adorno (1903-1969) --
"Colonialist Criticism," Hopes and Impediments (1974, 1988) / Chinua Achebe (1930- ) --
from "The Female Tradition," A Literature of Their Own (1977) / Elaine Showalter (1941- ).
Responsibility: Lee Morrissey, editor.
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