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Essays in appreciation

Author: Christopher B Ricks
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of lively and provoking critical essays attends to poetry by Donne, Crabbe, Hardy, and Lowell, as well as to other literary forms. Marlowe, the Earl of Clarendon, Austen, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher B Ricks
ISBN: 0192880845 9780192880840
OCLC Number: 37837746
Notes: "First published by Clarendon Press 1996"--Title page verso.
Description: 363 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: DOCTOR FAUSTUS AND HELL ON EARTH; JOHN DONNE: FAREWELL TO LOVE; THE WIT AND WEIGHT OF CLARENDON GEORGE CRABBE'S THOUGHTS OF CONFINEMENT; JANE AUSTEN AND THE BUSINESS OF MOTHERING; VICTORIAN LIVES: E. C. GASKELLS CHARLOTTE BRONTE, FROUDES CARLYLE, TENNYSONS TENNYSON, GEORGE ELIOT: SHE WAS STILL YOUNG; A NOTE ON HARDYS A SPELLBOUND PALACE; RACINES PHEDRE, LOWELLS PHAEDRA; AUSTINS SWINK; LITERATURE AND THE MATTER OF FACT; LITERARY PRINCIPLES AS AGAINST THEORY; CRITICISM AT THE PRESENT TIME: TWO NOTES: WHAT IS AT STAKE IN THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS, WILLIAM EMPSON AND THE LOONY HUNTERS
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