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Literary criticism : a short history

Author: William K Wimsatt; Cleanth Brooks
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1957.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Wimsatt, William K. (William Kurtz), 1907-1975.
Literary criticism.
New York, Knopf, 1957
(OCoLC)573748315
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William K Wimsatt; Cleanth Brooks
OCLC Number: 326100
Description: 755 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Socrates and the rhapsode --
Aristotle's answer: poetry as structure --
Aristotle: tragedy and comedy --
The verbal medium: Plato and Aristotle --
Roman classicism: Horace --
Roman classicism: Longinus --
The neo-Platonic conclusion: Plotinus and some medieval themes --
pt. 2. Further medieval themes --
The sixteenth century --
English neo-classicism: Jonson and Dryden --
Dryden and some later seventeenth-century themes --
Rhetoric and neo-classic wit --
Addison and Lessing: poetry as pictures --
Genius, emotion, and association --
The neo-classic universal: Samuel Johnson --
pt. 3. Poetic diction: Wordsworth and Coleridge --
German ideas --
Imagination: Wordsworth and Coleridge --
Peacock vs. Shelley: rhapsodic didacticism --
The Arnoldian prophecy --
The real and the social: art as propaganda --
Art for art's sake --
Expressionism: Benedetto Croce --
The historical method: a retrospect --
pt. 4. Tragedy and comedy: the internal focus --
Symbolism --
I.A. Richards: a poetics of tension --
The semantic principle --
Eliot and Pound: an impersonal art --
Fiction and drama: the gross structure --
Myth and archetype --
pt. 5. Epilogue.
Responsibility: William K. Wimsatt, Jr. & Cleanth Brooks.

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